Contacts for help with domestic abuse

Below there is a list of services and organisations that can support people who are victims of domestic abuse. It is not exhaustive.

Action on Elder Abuse

A specialist organisation that focuses on the issue of abuse towards the elderly.

Website: www.elderabuse.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 808 8141

Asian Women’s support

Website: www.kiranproject.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8558 1986

AVA (Against Violence & Abuse)

A national organisation for professionals –frontline workers, policy officers, those with strategic responsibilities providing training and consultancy on teenage relationship abuse, as well as all other forms of violence against women and girls.

Website: www.avaproject.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 5490 280

Bullying UK

Bullying UK is part of Family Lives, a charity supporting and helping people with issues that are a part of family life.

Website: www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying

Telephone: 0808 800 2222

CAADA – Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse

A national organisation providing practical help and support for professionals and organisations working with domestic abuse victims.

Website: www.caada.org.uk

Telephone: 0117 317 8750

ChildLine

for children wanting to talk to someone.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Forced Marriage Unit

The Government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is dedicated both to preventing British nationals being forced into marriage overseas and to assisting anyone in the UK faced with the prospect of being forced into a marriage.

Website: www.gov.uk/forced-marriage

Telephone: 020 7008 0151

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)

IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights.

Website: www.ikwro.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 920 6460

Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS)

Website: www.lawrs.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7336 0888 (closed Wed)

ManKind

Support for men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

Website: https://www.mankind.org.uk/

Telephone: 01823 334244

Men’s Advice Line

Run by Respect, Men’s Advice Line is a helpline phone and website service for male victims of domestic abuse.

Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 801 0327

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Telephone: 0800 999 5428

NSPCC

The NSPCC are a children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands,
by helping children who have been abused, protecting those at risk, and preventing abuse.

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (for adults with a concern about a child / children)

Police

Most local neighbourhood policing teams have a specialist domestic violence unit or coordinators.

Telephone: 999 – in an emergency

Telephone: 101 – in a non-emergency

Refuge

Refuge is a national charity which provides a range of specialist domestic abuse services to women and children.

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7395 7700

24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247

Respect

Respect is a UK membership organisation for work with domestic abuse perpetrators, male victims and young people.

Website: www.respect.uk.net

They also offer a helpline phone and website service for domestic violence perpetrators.

Website: www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 802 4040

Restored

Restored is an international Christian alliance, based in the UK, working to transform relationships and end violence against women.

Website: www.restoredrelationships.org

Helpline: 020 8943 7706

Southall Black Sisters

For Asian, African and African-Caribbean women

Website: www.southallblacksisters.org.uk

Help Line: 0208 571 0800 (Mon, Wed, Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm)

Advice line: 0208 571 9595 (Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm)

Stonewall

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

Website: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

The Hideout

Created by Women’s Aid, the Hideout is a dedicated website for children and young people to find information and support about relationship abuse and where to get help.

Website: www.thehideout.org.uk

The Mix

Free information and support for under 25s in the UK

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

The Samaritans (24/7 service)

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone: 116 123

Women’s Aid

A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.
Supports a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

Address: PO Box Bristol 391, BS99 7WS

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England
and Wales.

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Support line: 0808 16 89 111

Signhealth

A charity that supports deaf people’s wellbeing with services focused on domestic abuse

Crisis Text Service: Text DEAF to 85258

Website: https://signhealth.org.uk/

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