Domestic Abuse Advice

If you or anyone else is at immediate risk of harm phone the police on 999

Domestic abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, emotional or financial and can occur in any relationship regardless of gender.

For further information about domestic abuse you can visit the following websites


There are several refuges in Norfolk and more across the country which offer somewhere safe to stay for you (and your children if you have any) if you need to escape abuse. Refuges provide a space where you can have a break and make decisions without fear, they provide a supportive and understanding environment, the locations and phone numbers are kept secret. You can find out about spaces in refuges from the links above and make arrangements with them yourself without going through the Police or the Council if you would prefer.

Clare's Law

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is often called 'Clare's Law' after the landmark case that led to it. Clare's Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. For more information visit theNorfolk Police website (opens new window)

The Housing Options Team can advise and help you if you feel you cannot stay in your home.

Sanctuary Scheme

The Sanctuary Scheme is new Norfolk-wide initiative which helps survivors of domestic abuse to continue living in their own homes when it is safe to do so by installing extra security measures to their homes.

For further information please visit ourSanctuary Scheme page.

If you require information on further housing options, pleasecontact us.

Last updated: 21/08/2023 07:25:21