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The council website will be unavailable from 5.15pm until 5.45pm on Tuesday 23 October. This short period of downtime is necessary to carry out essential maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Support groups and organisations

Women's AidThe national domestic abuse charity0808 2000 247
Refuge24 hour national domestic abuse helpline0808 2000 247
Welwyn Hatfield's Women's Refuge and HelplineFor women needing help because they're living with domestic abuse.

Women's Refuge offers temporary, crisis accommodation for women fleeing domestic abuse.
01707 373 743
Herts Domestic Violence and Abuse Information LineTo speak in confidence to a trained adviser ring the free Hertfordshire Domestic Violence/Abuse Line (Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am- 4pm). This number will not show up on your telephone bill.0808 808 8088
M.A.L.E (Mens Advice Line and Enquiries)The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic abuse by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.0808 801 0327
Men's AidMen's Aid is a registered charity which has been set up to provide free practical advice and support to men who have been abused.0871 223 9986
Mankind HelplineMan Suffering From Domestic Abuse01823 334 244 
The National Centre for Domestic Violence24 hour free advice legal centre

0844 80 44 999


Other useful links and contacts

Hertfordshire Directory 0300 123 4043
Victim SupportInformation and support to victims of crime, whether or not they have reported the crime to the police.0845 30 30 900
Samaritans

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

08457 90 90 90


Police contacts

Hertfordshire Police (non emergencies) 101
Domestic Abuse AdviceHelp anyone suffering from domestic abuse, whether male or female, young or old. DVOs work with other agencies and colleagues to support people and work with the criminal justice system to bring perpetrators of domestic abuse to justice. 101

IN AN EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL 999

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