Help and assistance

Every victim of domestic violence is entitled to receive protection and support provided by the State.

Estonian law provides that victims of violence, including domestic violence, should be protected and that perpetrators should be held accountable for their actions. Immediate help should be available to someone in danger and structural assistance and legal help should be provided for victims to change their situation. Victims can also be protected by a restraining order imposed on the perpetrator by the court. 


  • If you believe that your or someone else’s safety, health or life is endangered, you should call the police on 112
  • For advice and assistance in case you have fallen victim to an offence, negligence, or mistreatment or experienced physical, psychological, economic, or sexual violence, you may also call victim support helpline 116 006 which is free of charge and available 24 hours a day
  • If calling is not possible, you can request counsel and assistance via online chat at

About this section

This section of the Guide will explain the types of emergency, as well as structural support services, which are available to victims of domestic violence, further.

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