Domestic Violence Resource List
If you or someone you love is currently, or has been, a victim of domestic abuse please reach out to one of the organizations listed in the directory below:
Information and Support: Domestic Abuse
If you are in immediate danger, you should dial 999.
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by domestic abuse or violence, the following organisations may be able to help.
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 https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/home-families/family-relationships/domestic-abuse
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 National Domestic Abuse Helpline
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 Visit the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Helpline website
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) Visit Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline website https://sdafmh.org.uk/
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) Visit the Welsh Women's Aid website
Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Visit the Refuge website https://www.refuge.org.uk/
Women's Aid provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence via the Survivor's Handbook and local domestic violence services. Visit the Women's Aid website https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
Women's Aid Northern Ireland Visit the Women's Aid Northern Ireland
Scottish Women's Aid Visit the Scottish Women's Aid
Men's Advice Line
Men's Advice Line offers confidential advice for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner.
Phone: 0808 801 0327 (weekdays 9am-5pm) Visit the Men's Advice Line website https://mensadviceline.org.uk/
Abused Men in Scotland
Abused Men in Scotland supports men who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
Phone: 0808 800 0024 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-9pm) Visit the Abused Men in Scotland website http://www.abusedmeninscotland.org/
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) Visit the ManKind Initiative website
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Domestic Violence helpline
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Domestic Violence helpline run by Galop, provides support to LGBT people suffering domestic abuse.
Phone: 0800 999 5428 Visit the galop website
Respect Phoneline offers confidential advice and support to help domestic violence perpetrators stop being violent and abusive to their partners or ex-partners.
Phone: 0808 802 4040 Visit the Respect Phoneline website
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) Visit the Victim Support website https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
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 Visit the Victim Support NI website https://www.victimsupportni.com/
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) Visit the Victim Support Scotland website https://victimsupport.scot/
Related Information and Support
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. Visit the AADFA website https://aafda.org.uk/
Penny Beale Memorial Fund
The Penny Beale Memorial Fund is a registered charity set up to combat domestic violence. The aim is to preserve and protect the physical and mental health of the people who are or have been victims of domestic violence or abuse and to advance the education of the public by offering information, advice and training programmes.
On the website, you can find out more information about how to recognise an abusive personality as well as a list of many other contacts if you need further advice and support.
Visit the Penny Beale Memorial Fund website
For information from the Government Visit the UK Government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help