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  Hitting Home: where to get help
Updated 18 February 2003, 14.37
Getting help
If you need help because you or someone you know is being hurt by domestic violence, there are lots of numbers and websites you can contact to get some advice or if you just need to talk things over.
  • ChildLine
    Tel (free): 0800 1111
    (calls won't show up on your bill)
    Freepost 1111
    London N1 0BR
    This service is open 24 hours a day and is free to call. It gives advice for young people who are worried or in danger.

  • The Samaritans
    Tel: 08457 909090
    (calls charged at local rate)
    The Upper Mill
    Kingston Rd
    Ewell
    Surrey KT17 2AF
    E-mail: jo@samaritans.org
    The Samaritans give confidential help for anyone who needs help. Specially trained people listen to callers without judging them or telling them what to do.

  • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
    Tel (free): 0800 800 500
    (calls won't show up on your bill)
    Weston House
    42 Curtain Road
    London EC2A 3NH
    This is a free 24 hour helpline for anyone who is at risk or is worried about anyone else who is at risk.

If you want to get help but you don't want anyone to find out, here are some tips:

  • Use a public telephone
  • Use your own mobile if you get your own bill
  • Dial another number after you have been on the phone to hide the one you just called


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