National Centre for Domestic Violence

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) specialise in providing free, fast and effective support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. Help includes their free injunction service (often within 24 hours), a large framework of Legal Aid family solicitors throughout the country, Emergency Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders, Emergency Prohibited Steps Orders and Direct links with Local Authorities, health centres, refuges & Women’s Aid Centres.

This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, political, religious belief or otherwise.

It was established to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse to obtain protection against the perpetrator, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary.

Geographical area service covers


Who is the service for?

All survivors of domestic abuse

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral or via a professional

Risk level you support

Medium to high

Other relevant information