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If you are in need of urgent protection, support or advice we advise you to contact the Police on 999

England Freephone 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 (Language Line)

Scotland Freephone Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 027 1234 

Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 80 10 800

Northern Ireland Domestic Violence Helpline - 0800 917 1414

Rape Crisis Federation - for details of local helplines see

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (RASAC) - 0808 802 9999 

Support for Disabled Survivors (Respond) - 0808 8080 700

Broken Rainbow - LGBT Domesic Violence Helpline 08452 604 460 

Rights of Women - Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line 0207 251 6577; Sexual Violence Legal Advice Line 0207 251 8887

Southall Black Sisters - support for BME women on violence 0208 571 0800

National Centre for Domestic Violence - 24hr legal advice and injunctions - 0844 8044 999 

FORWARD - support and advice on female geniital mutilation 0208 960 4000

Poppy Project - support & housing for women trafficked into prostitution 020 7735 2062

National Forced Marriage Unit - help for those who have been forced into marriage overseas; are at risk of being forced into marriage; or people worried about friends or relatives 0207 008 0151

Forced Marriage Helpline (Karma Nirvana) - 0800 5999 247

Elder Abuse Response Helpline - 0808 808 8141

Childline - 0800 1111

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

Men’s Advice Line - for men experiencing violence from partners/ex-partners 0808 801 0327

Respect Phoneline - Info for domestic violence perpetrators, partners & practitioners - 0845 122 8609 (Language Line), Textphone 18001 0845 122 8609


Useful Web Pages  

Women’s Aid is the national agency providing information and support on domestic violence ; ; ;

Refuge - a network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need    

Rape Crisis provides the basic information that survivors of sexual violence, friends and family need to access the services they need.                

Poppy Project  help and support for trafficked women

Rights of Women a national organisation that works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights                                                                             

Southall Black Sisters aims to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women (London-based)                 

Forward help, information and support in relation to female genital mutilation

Broken Rainbow offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.                    

Men’s Advice Line offers help to men in abusive relationships     

Elder Abuse works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults                                                                             

Childline is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK needing support for any sort of problem                

The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) offers information and support to anyone concerned about the safety of a child

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