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Are you afraid or being hurt?

Everyone has the right to be safe and live without fear.

Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial which takes place within an intimate or family relationship.

Abuse can include neglect, controlling behaviour, forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation.

Sexual violence can include rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, prostitution, female genital mutilation, sexual harassment and sexual bullying.

If you are being abused, remember you are not alone.

We can help you by providing advice and support with:

  • Improving your safety
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Finances and welfare benefits
  • Access to legal services
  • Support reporting abuse if you choose to
  • Parenting and children
  • Emotional support
  • Immigration and No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

If you are in immediate danger contact the police on 999

Find out more about how we can help

Our services

If you need help in another language

We offer telephone and face-to-face support in a range of other languages through language line and interpreters.

Call our advice helpline 0800 802 5565 or email

Get online help in other languages

Other useful services

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Freephone 24 hour – run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge.

National Rape Crisis England & Wales Helpline – 0808 802 9999

Freephone helpline for survivors of sexual violence and abuse open 12 noon – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm every day of the year.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428

Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse, run by Galop.

24/7 support service for victims of rape 

24/7 Support Line for victims of rape and sexual abuse in England to provide victims with round-the-clock help

On 0808 500 2222 and via

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327

Help and support for male victims of domestic violence.

Survivors UK Online helpline – SMS Chat 020 3322 1860

Support for male survivors or rape and sexual abuse

Respect – 0808 802 4040

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s violent behaviour.