- In acute or life-threatening situations, call the police on 112 or ambulance on 113. The police can also provide advice and guidance.
- The VO-helpline – the Norwegian National Domestic Violence Helpline 116 006 – is open to anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse. This is a national and free service, open 24 hours.
- A domestic violence shelter can provide you with a safe place of residence, advice, guidance, legal aid, and referrals to other services where necessary. You can receive help from the shelter even if you don’t live there.
- If children are victims of violence or if they live with violence at home – contact
- Child welfare services in your municipality or
- The Emergency telephone for children and young people
Phone: (+47) 116 111,
- Your GP, an assault centre, or your child health clinic can provide medical assistance, advice, guidance, and make referrals if necessary. Doctors and assault centres can also secure forensic evidence.
- The offices of the Family welfare service provide help and advice to couples and families who are experiencing difficulties, conflicts or crises, and work with anger and violence issues, among other things.
All of the above suggestions are a possible place to start when you need help. Depending on who you are, your experiences, and the situation you find yourself in, it may be more appropriate for you to start somewhere else. On the right, we’ve listed other places you can get help.