IF YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE IS IN DANGER RING 999.
This page details all the Urgent Help available across Northern Ireland relating to Domestic or Sexual Abuse.
PSNI are here to protect and provide urgent help and support anybody who is suffering domestic abuse. They will
- Fully investigate any incident that has occurred and take action against the perpetrator, if there is sufficient evidence.
- Protect you and your children from immediate or further harm.
- Provide information in relation to criminal proceedings and police procedure.
- Provide information on local domestic abuse support agencies that can give emotional and practical assistance.
- Non urgent ring 101
- Immediate assistance required ring 999
Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme (DVADS)
The Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme gives members of the public a ‘Right to Ask’, a formal mechanism to make enquiries about an individual who they are in a relationship with, or who is in a relationship with someone they know, where there is a concern that the individual may be violent or abusive towards their partner.
For full information and to make an application go to Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme (DVADS)
Other urgent help support available:
Men experiencing Domestic Abuse can contact MAP on
Belfast 028 90241 929
L’Derry 028 7116 0001
WOMEN’S AID provides services and refuges for women and children across Northern Ireland affected by Domestic Abuse.
Emergency Contraception, GP Out of Hours & GUM Clinics: for emergency info click here
SEXUAL ABUSE, RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT URGENT HELP
THE ROWAN (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
Based at Antrim Area Hospital The Rowan provides 24/7 services to children, young people and adults who have been raped or sexually assaulted. It provides forensic medical examination, clinical assessment, sexual health screening and treatment, signposting to counselling and other support services, emotional support and follow-up support.
Phone : 0800 389 4424
PSNI are responsible for investigating sexual crime and have specialised Rape Crime Units and Public Protection Units.
If you are concerned or want advice Phone 101
If you need immediate assistance contact 999
For concerned adults: 0808 800 5000
Social Services & Children’s Gateway
Urgent Emergency Medical Help including contraception, GP out of hours & GUM clinics
ADVICE FOR CHILDREN
We accept calls from children who have questions, are worried or who are experiencing domestic and sexual abuse.
Childline is a specialised service for children & can offer counselling.
Childline can also help with removal of explicit images of children online.
From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr a simple no-nonsense guide for parents from NSPCC and O2 to the social media, apps and games that kids use“
Report Child Abuse Images
Internet Watch Foundation work internationally to make the internet a safer place, use the online reporting tool and find out more about IWF.
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors by visiting their website
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
MENTAL HEALTH OR SUICIDE CONCERNS
The Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is for giving advice, support and referral to anyone affected or concerned about domestic or sexual abuse. Often victims can suffer mental health issues as a result of their abuse. We can offer support and advice but we do not provide counselling services through the helpline. We may, then recommend more specialised services.
Lifeline is the NI crisis response helpline for all ages and offers a 24/7 helpline 0808 808 800