DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELPLINE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

  • The 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is funded by the Departments of Health, Justice & Communities and aims to offer support, help, signposting and referral to victims, family, friends and professionals.
  • The purpose of the Helpline is to offer support, advice and referral for any victim or domestic and sexual abuse/violence in Northern Ireland. The Helpline will also offer support and advice to those concerned about victims, those with concerns as to whether abuse is occurring and to professionals.
  • The Helpline is specifically for Domestic & Sexual Abuse and will refer those presenting with mental health issues to Lifeline or other appropriate service. Those who call outside of Northern Ireland will be directed to appropriate regional services.
  • The helpline aim is to provide appropriate support, listening ear while aiming to direct callers to the appropriate support in both an emergency and non-emergency situations.

WHO ARE NEXUS NI?

  • Nexus NI is a charity which offer services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence in any form
  • Nexus NI provides services delivered across three primary sites and over 40 outreach sites and these include; campaigning, educating young people, training professionals and supporting victims via specialist counselling
  • Last year, Nexus NI offered over 17,500 counselling sessions to survivors of sexual violence as well as providing hundreds of information talks to schools, community groups and professionals across Northern Ireland
  • Nexus are the lead agency across Northern Ireland delivering services and support to victims of sexual violence and are passionate about tackling the myths and misconceptions that exist around it in society and to ensure that victims and survivors have all the services they need

LEGAL INFORMATION

Northern Ireland Rape Crisis Association trading as Nexus NI is a registered charity in Northern Ireland.  NIC102558

NEXUS is recognised by the HMRC as a charity XN46002

It is a company called Northern Ireland Rape Crisis Assocation, Company Registration No. NI 21120

Registered Office is 119 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP

BACP Accredited Service.  BACP Ref No. 101852

Nexus NI is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (Reg. No. Z3266690) are we are legally obliged to look after your information.

Registered with the Fundraising Regulator

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REPORTING FAULTS, MISTAKES OR SUGGESTIONS

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FEEDBACK

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CONCERNS

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COMPLAINTS

Nexus NI aim to provide a professional, safe service but we recognise that mistakes and misunderstandings can occur.  If you are unhappy about any aspect of our service please contact manager@dsahelpline.org.