Help and advice can be found from a range of sources depending on your situation, or the situation of the person you are concerned about.

South Yorkshire Police
Call 999 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger of a Domestic Abuse incident.

If you are unable to speak, make yourself heard by tapping or shaking keys and press 55 when prompted by the operator.

Call 101 if you want to report something that has happened or you want to seek advice.

999 or 101
(24 hours)

Free and confidential help for young people in the UK.

0800 1111
(24 hours, free to call)

Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS)
The largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

For victims aged 16+, carers, family members, friends and professionals.

0808 808 2241
M-F 8am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 5pm

030000 110 110
(North Yorkshire and Barnsley)

0808 2000 247
(National 24 hour helpline)

Webchat (M-F 3pm to 6pm)

[email protected]

Sheffield Drug and Alcohol/Domestic Abuse Coordination Team (DACT)
Advice, support and safety for people experiencing domestic and sexual abuse. 

0808 808 2241

Women's Aid Sheffield
(formerly SARAS)
Offers a safe, supportive space for women and their children to live after leaving abusive relationships.

0114 236 6423

[email protected]

Refuge accommodation
Call Sheffield Housing Solutions (SHS), or
IDAS Helpline, or
Present at the address on the web link

0114 273 6306
(Sheffield Housing Solutions)

0808 2000 247
(IDAS 24 hour helpline)

Refuge NATIONAL Helpline
Confidential, non-judgmental information and expert support.

0808 2000 247
(24 hours)

IDAS SafeZones 
Accommodation in Sheffield for anyone who is escaping domestic abuse.

0114 249 3920

[email protected]

Young Women's Housing Project (YWHP)
Supported accommodation and therapy for young women aged 16-25 years and their children.

0114 268 0580

Supports and empowers people from black, asian, minority ethnic and refugee communities whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse. 

0114 255 5740
(24 hours)

Counselling therapy services for women.

0114 275 0101

Provide professional advice and support for members of the LGBT+ community.

0114 241 2728

Boloh Helpline
Run by Barnardo's, helping black, asian and minority ethnic children and their families who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and face significant challenges to their emotional health and well-being.

0800 1512 605
(1pm to 8pm, Mon to Fri)
Available until 30/09/2021

Talk via webchat:

Sheffield Sexual Exploitation Service (Sheffield Futures)
Support for young people who are at risk of, or have been, sexually exploited.

0114 201 2800

[email protected]  

Sexual Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC)
Specialist sexual violence support service offering counselling for survivors aged 13 or above.

0114 241 2766


[email protected]

NSPCC Post Sexual Abuse Therapy Service
For those affected age 4-17 years.

0114 228 9200 [email protected]

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Offering free support and practical help to anyone in South Yorkshire who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.

0330 ​223 0938

[email protected]

Victim Support South Yorkshire
Help and support for local victims.

01709 599240

The Samaritans (Sheffield)
Confidential help, support and safe emergency accommodation.

116 123

0845 790 9090
(24 hours)

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

0800 999 5428

Coram Voice
Telephone advice, information and advocacy services for children in care.

0808 800 5792

Helpline for domestic abuse perpetrators
Confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.

0808 802 4040

Inspire to Change
For men and women who have been abusive, controlling or violent towards their partner.

01142 567 270

National Youth Advocacy Service
Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to young people up to the age of 25 through a network of advocates through England and Wales.

0808 808 1001

Sheffield Suicide Support
Support, help and information for anyone having suicidal thoughts or feelings, or who is worried about someone else.

116 123
(Sheffield Samaritans)

Text Shout to 85258

The Mix
(formerly Get Connected)
Essential support for under 25s. Phone, email, web support and counselling.

0808 808 4994

Men's Advice Line
Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse.

0808 801 0327

Anonymous reporting of domestic abuse.

Call 999 in an emergency

0800 555 111