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If you're a victim of domestic abuse, there are many different organisations that can help you.

In immediate danger? 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call the police on 999.

Silent solutions 

If you’re in an emergency situation and need police help but you can’t speak, try to make yourself heard by tapping the handset or coughing if you can.  Once prompted by the automated system, press 55.  This lets the operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you will be put through to a police call handler trained to deal with ‘silent calls’.

If you don’t press 55, the call will be terminated.  Pressing 55 does not allow police to track your location.

Click here for further information about silent solutions published by the Independent Office for Police Conduct 

Need the police but not in immediate danger?

Contact the police on the non-emergency telephone number 101.  Alternatively, visit your local police station or contact the police online

Need advice or support?

LDASS (Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service) provides specialist support and assistance to families and individuals in Lincolnshire experiencing domestic abuse.

Contact us to discuss your situation and find out how we can help. We are here to listen and we won’t judge or tell you what to do.  We provide a confidential service and can offer you advice and guidance on a range of situations and signpost you to relevant services in the local area.

Ways to contact us

To speak to one of our specialist domestic abuse workers call our helpline number 01522 510041 (choose option 2) or email:

Alternatively, if you would like to start a live chat with one of our specialist domestic abuse workers select the ‘Chat now’ button below.

(We are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Outside of office hours please contact the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Make a self-referral to LDASS

Four Options:

  1. Contact the helpline number 01522 510041, choose option 2, and one of our friendly staff will take you through the referral form over the phone.
  2. Access our online referral form here. Once you have completed the online referral form, you will be given the option to receive an email copy of the information you submit.  Please only do this if it is absolutely safe for you to do so. Remember that any website you visit might be visible in your browser history.

  3. Contact us via email or use the chat function to make initial contact and request a call-back.  Please let us know when it is safe for us to contact you.
  4. Ask a professional to make a referral on your behalf.

Need Refuge accommodation?

If you are suffering in an abusive environment and need to leave, Refuge accommodation is a safe place where you can stay.

There are a number of refuge spaces in Lincolnshire.  However, if you are currently living within the county you may wish to consider travelling further away in order to feel safe.  We can assist with finding refuge as we have access to refuge vacancies across the UK. 

Please contact EDAN Lincs Refuge on 01522 510041 for help and advice.

Monday – Friday – 8.30 am – 7 pm

Sat – 10 am – 5 pm

Email us:

Outside of office hours please contact the

24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

Click here for further information about Refuge accommodation.

What if I’m not ready to contact a domestic abuse service? 

If you do not feel ready to contact a domestic abuse service yet there is further information and advice that you can access via our information page, including safety planning advice and information regarding your rights and options

There are also many other professionals such as GP’s, mental health workers, health visitors and teachers who are able to offer advice and if you would like, put you in touch with specialist support services.


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