Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse

Providing a local hub for information and support services for everyone affected or concerned by Domestic Abuse in Hertfordshire.

Made up by a network of services and organisations working together to provide a range of intervention and preventative support to residents and professionals across Hertfordshire, the Herts Sunflower partnership comprises the Herts Sunflower website, Sunflower Drop-ins, a Hertfordshire wide domestic abuse Sunflower Champions Network, and the alignment of the local Domestic Abuse Forums.  This is underpinned by its partnership with the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline (Registered Charity No 1140158)

If you are suffering or concerned for someone else as a result of domestic abuse – there are three important steps you can take:

  1. Recognise that this is happening to you (or the person you are concerned about)
  2. Accept that you (or the person you are concerned about) are not to blame
  3. Get help and support

www.hertssunflower.org

Working in partnership with Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline 08 088 088 088 – free and confidential, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm weekends www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org

In the event of imminent risk of harm, always dial 999.

Are you a victim or think you know someone is a victim of domestic abuse? Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is here to help.  The first step is to talk.

The Helpline provides a confidential and free-to-caller support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse. 

The Helpline is a charity which has been operating in Hertfordshire for 16 years.  In that time it has built up a wealth of knowledge regarding support agencies for victims of domestic abuse.  We can refer callers to around 177 agencies, mainly in Hertfordshire but also national agencies.

We receive calls from victims and perpetrators of both sexes, concerned friends and family and professionals.  Our well-trained call takers aim to offer callers a supportive response and detailed referral information relevant to each individual’s situation.  

Calling the Helpline does not show up on phone bills and we do not take your personal details.  We work in Partnership with Herts Sunflower Service.

Web: www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org

Telephone: 08 088 088 088 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm at weekends.  

Email: hertsdvhelpline@hotmail.co.uk

Facebook: /hertfordshiredomesticabusehelpline

In all cases be careful to cover your tracks online.

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of harm always dial 999.

Hertfordshire's Domestic Abuse Strategy 2016/19

This Strategy sets out how all the agencies with a responsibility for preventing and tackling domestic abuse will work together to break the cycle of abuse.

Last modified: 

01 Sep 2017