Domestic Abuse

This is a crime and it can affect anyone.

Kent Police will respond to your call and can arrest anyone committing offences against you.

In an emergency dial 999 or 101 for non-emergencies. You can also speak to someone online at

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There are other agencies who work with Kent Police to support you:

  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Domestic Abuse Support Services in Kent and Medway: 
  • Victim Support: 0808 168 9111
  • Broken Rainbow:
  • Childline: 0800 1111

Action Needed Immediately (ANI)

On the 14th January the Safeguarding Minister, Victoria Atkins launched a scheme with independent pharmacies and Boots to launch a Domestic Abuse “ASK for ANI” code word scheme.   

From 14th January, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access much needed support from thousands of pharmacies across the UK, backed by the government.

For more information on ANI PLEASE CLICK HERE


West Kent Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop - Online Help

Join weekly Zoom meetings to access support from police and legal experts and get advice on housing, home security, refuge living, money matters and much more...

Sessions take place every Wednesday between 9:30am-noon.

For details visit,, and search for Domestic Abuse. Or call: 0333 010 4660.


Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

Please call 01823 334244 to speak to us confidentially

Our confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK as well as their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues and employers.

We provide an information, support and signposting service to men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife, partner (including same-sex partner) or husband.

This can range from physical violence or object throwing to abuse such as constant bullying or insults.

The helpline is a listening service which provides emotional support, practical information and signposting.

We receive calls from male victims of domestic abuse across all age ranges and professions:

• From dustmen and doctors, to, bankers and builders

• From men in their 20s to men in their 80s

• From men in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The helpline also welcomes calls from friends, family members, neighbours, colleagues and employers of male victims seeking information.

We also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces. CALL 01823 334244