Links & useful numbers

Links and useful numbers


Domestic violence national numbers

Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge)

Emergency services: 999
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Refuge contact numbers
Switchboard (administrative calls only): 020 7395 7700 / info@refuge.org.uk

For volunteering: volunteering@refuge.org.uk

For fundraising: 020 7395 7771 / fundraising@refuge.org.uk
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General support
Samaritans: 0845 7909 090 / www.samaritans.org.uk

Inland revenue: 0845 3020203 / www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

Rape Crisis: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Shelter: 0808 800 4444 / www.shelter.org.uk

Victim support:  0845 3030 900 / www.victimsupport.org.uk

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111 / www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Legal support
Community Legal Service Direct:  0845 345 4 345 / www.clsdirect.org.uk

Rights of Women: 020 7251 6577 / www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0844 8044 999 / www.ncdv.org.uk
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Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual people
Broken Rainbow: 0300 999 5428 / 08452 60 44 60 / www.broken-rainbow.org.uk
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Support for children and young people
Childline: 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 / www.nspcc.org.uk

Get Connected (16-25 year olds): 0808 808 4994 / www.getconnected.org.uk

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Support for men

Men’s Advice Line (for men experiencing domestic violence): 0808 801 0327 / www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Respect (for perpetrators of domestic violence): www.respect.uk.net

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Support for women and children from minority ethnic communities

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit: 020 7008 0151 / https://www.gov.uk/forced-marriage

Refugee council: 020 7346 6777 / www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Immigration Advice Service: 020 7357 6917 / www.iasuk.org

Asylum Aid: 020 7247 8741

Southall Black Sisters: 020 8571 9595

Muslim Community Helpline: 020 8904 8193 / 020 8908 6715 / http://muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk

Jewish Women’s Aid Helpline: 0800 59 12 03 / www.jwa.org.uk

Somalian Women’s Centre: 020 8752 1787

Newham Asian Women’s Project: 020 8552 5524 / www.nawp.org

Kiran: Asian Women’s Aid: 020 8558 1986 / www.rdlogo.com/cwp/kawa

Chinese Information and Advice Centre: 020 7692 3697 / www.ciac.co.uk

BAWSO: 02920 644633   /  24 hour helpline 0800 731 8147  /www.bawso.org.uk

JAN Trust: 0208 889 9433 / www.jantrust.org

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Local support

Women’s Aid Federation of England: 0117 944 4411 / www.womensaid.org.uk

Welsh Women’s Aid: 02920 390 874 / www.welshwomensaid.org

Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 80 10 800

Scottish Women’s Aid: 0131 475 2372 / www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk

Northern Ireland Women’s Aid: 02890 331 818 / www.niwaf.org

Edinburgh – Shakti Women’s Aid: www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

East London – ELBWO: www.elbwo.org.uk

The Haven Project (Wolverhampton): 01902 572140 / www.havenrefuge.org.uk

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Other support

Network for Surviving Stalking : www.nss.org.uk

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300 / www.stalkinghelpline.org

One Parent Families www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk

Women and Girls’ Network www.wgn.org.uk

National Association for People Abused in Childhood www.napac.org.uk

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Violence (for bereaved friends and family): www.aafda.org.uk

Mothers Apart from Their Children www.matchmothers.org

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Further general information

Crime reduction Government initiative: www.crimereduction.gov.uk

ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers): www.acpo.police.uk

Metropolitan Police Force: www.met.police.uk