Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Information and help dealing with domestic abuse or sexual violence

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence or sexual violence, these pages can help. If you think you are in immediate danger, ALWAYS dial 999 and ask for the police.

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Get help locally

Get help nationally

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline - Free phone 24 Hour National Helpline, run by Women's Aid and Refuge. 24-hour Helpline 0808 200 0247.
  • Rights of women - Offers women legal advice and information to understand and use the law and their legal rights. Call them on 020 7251 6577.
  • Childline - If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small, you can call the 24 hour ChildLine on 0800 1111.
  • Womankind - Providing help, support and legal aid for women in emotional distress. Call them on 0845 458 2914.
  • Victim Support website - Offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends. Call them on 0845 303 0900.
  • Gov.uk - More information from the government on domestic abuse, where to get help and your rights.
  • Men's Advice Line website - Helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.  It offers emotional support, practical advice and information.
  • Respect - a membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people. Telephone 0808 802 4040

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