For female victims: 01246 540444

Open Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 4:30pm

For male victims: 01246 555549

Open Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 4:30pm

For professionals: 01246 540464

Open Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:30pm.

Voicemails can be left at any time. This helpline is local to Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover.

Victims and professionals can also call the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line (which is countywide and run by a separate organisation) on 08000 198 668, text it on 07557 800313, or email it on

Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service’s primary purpose is to address violence against women and girls.

We work with people from ALL communities.

Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service is a charity which offers a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse. Our aim is to increase safety and reduce risk to promote independent living and a reduction in repeat victimisation and offending.

Everyone has the right to live their life free from fear, violence and abuse. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is happening and you can feel confused and unsure about whether you are in an abusive relationship and the options available to you. You may feel frightened, humiliated and isolated.

You need to know that:                                                                                                       

  • You are not alone
  • It is not your fault
  • You don’t have to accept it
  • You can get support whether you have children or not
  • You can get support whether you want to leave the situation or not
  • There is support available – we can help you

The discussions you have with us will be confidential unless we think that you or someone else is at risk of harm.  If this is the case we will explain our reasons for sharing information and keep you informed at all times. We will sometimes suggest other people or agencies that may be able to help you and seek permission from you to share some information with them.

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