Helplines and contacts

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Below are just some of the many UK organisations that can provide further advice and information for victims of domestic violence.

National helplines:

National Domestic Violence Helpline

For confidential support, information or an emergency referral to temporary accommodation.

Tel: 0808 2000 247

The National Centre for Domestic Violence

A free 24-hour service specialising in helping victims of domestic violence to obtain non-molestation and other orders (injunctions) from court to protect them from further abuse.

Emergency freephone number: 0800 970 2070

Support for men:

Men's Advice Line and Enquiries

Advice and information for men suffering from domestic abuse.

Tel: 0808 801 0327

ManKind Initiative

Support for male victims of domestic abuse.

Survivors UK

UK national helpline giving advice and support to men who have been sexually assaulted and/or raped.

Tel: 0845 122 1201

Support for women:

Women's Aid

Women's Aid Federation of England is the nationwide network of over 500 local services, working to end violence against women and children. Women's Aid provides a package of vital 24-hour lifeline services through its publications, websites and runs the free 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Refuge

Tel: 0808 200 0247


National domestic violence charity providing emergency accommodation, and practical and emotional support for women.

Tel: 0808 200 0247

Asian Women's Resource Centre

Advice, information, counselling, English classes, parenting, women's support groups and multi-lingual translation service.

Tel: 020 8838 3462

Support for children and young adults:


Free telephone and online counselling service for children and young people up to the age of 21.

Tel: 0800 11 11

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Specialising in the protection of children and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

General support lines:

Broken Rainbow

Advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic abuse.

Tel: 08452 604 460

Action on Elder Abuse

Information and support for older people experiencing abuse or people who have witnessed abuse.

Tel: 0808 808 8141


Respect is a national organisation which has developed principles and minimum standards of practice for domestic abuse perpetrator programmes and associated women's services. It has a service for men who are looking for advice on how to stop their abusive or violent behaviour towards their partner/family member.

Tel: 0808 802 40 40

The Samaritans

Confidential support to people in crisis.

24-hour emotional support line: 0845 790 9090

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