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The VO-helpline – 116 006

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The VO-helpline – the Norwegian National Domestic Violence Helpline 116 006 – is open to anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse.

The service covers all of Norway, is free of charge and open 24/7. You can call the number for help, advice and answers to questions, but you can also call if just need a listening ear to talk to. You can also receive assistance in locating other services near where you live.

The helpline staff deal professionally with violence and abuse problems on a daily basis and are experienced in counselling victims of violence and abuse. The staff have a duty of confidentiality, which means that they can only disclose your personal information to third parties with your consent, or if there is a risk to life or limb.

The helpline staff deal professionally with violence and abuse problems on a daily basis

If you prefer, you can call the helpline anonymously, meaning that you are not required to say your name, or name anyone else. The staff speak Norwegian. Help is also available in English.

The helpline also serves public sector professionals, and the family, friends or colleagues of victims.

The National Domestic Violence Helpline is run by the Secretariat of the Shelter Movement and Oslo Crisis Shelter, and is funded by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

Contact information

Helpline 116 006

The website of the VO-helpline (National Domestic Violence Helpline)


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