Information and Support: Domestic Abuse
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by domestic abuse or violence, the following organisations may be able to help. If you are in immediate danger, you should dial 999.
If you’re a child and in a situation where you may be experiencing domestic abuse, Childline can offer some advice or support via their free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk.
Phone: 0800 1111 Website: Childline
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline
The 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge is for women experiencing domestic abuse, their family, friends and others calling on their behalf.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline (Northern Ireland)
The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline (Northern Ireland) offers referral to a range of services to all women, men and children affected by domestic & sexual violence.
Phone: 0808 802 1414
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline offers telephone information and support to anyone affected by domestic abuse or forced marriage.
Phone: 0800 027 1234 (24/7)
Live Fear Free Helpline
Live Fear Free Helpline is a confidential, sign posting and information service for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence in Wales.
Phone: 0808 80 10 800 (24 hours a day)
Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Women's Aid provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence via the Survivor's Handbook and local domestic violence services.
Women's Aid Northern Ireland
Scottish Women's Aid
Men's Advice Line
Men’s Advice Line is a confidential service for male victims of domestic abuse offering support help men keep themselves (and their children) safe.
Phone: 0808 801 0327
Abused Men in Scotland
Abused Men in Scotland supports men who are, or have experienced, domestic abuse.
Phone: 03300 949 395
Visit the Abused Men in Scotland website
The ManKind Initiative
The ManKind Initiative provides confidential help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
Phone: 01823 334244 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Domestic Violence helpline
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Domestic Violence helpline run by Galop, provides support to LGBT people suffering domestic abuse.
Phone: 0800 999 5428
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) offer free specialist advocacy and peer support to those bereaved by a death following domestic abuse, including homicide, suicide and unexplained deaths.
Information from the Government
Respect Phoneline is a confidential service for domestic abuse perpetrators, supporting men and women who are using abuse in same-sex or heterosexual relationships.
Phone: 0808 802 4040
Victim Support provides emotional and practical help to victims or witnesses of any crime, whether or not it has been reported to the police.
Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (24/7)
Victim Support NI
Victim Support NI offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Northern Ireland.
Phone: 028 9024 3133 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland.
Phone: 0800 160 1985 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm)