NCK is commissioned by the Swedish government to work against violence against women on a broad front and the different units all contribute actively to the assignment. NCK is divided in an academic department and a clinical department.
The academic department comes under Uppsala University and includes the research, training and education, and information units. The clinical department includes the out-patient clinic and the national helpline for women. The departments are housed in the same building located on Uppsala University Hospital premises.
Approximately 50 people work at NCK.