Domestic violence – support for women
helpline: 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run with Women’s Aid)
Women's Aid (England)
helpline: 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run with Refuge)
The National Domestic Violence Helpline only offers limited information by email as they don't have the resources to provide ongoing support or in-depth information in this way. When you email the Helpline specify when and if it is safe to respond and to which email address.
Welsh Women's Aid
helpline: 0808 80 10 800
Domestic violence – support for men
Men's Advice Line
helpline: 0808 801 0327 (Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm)
Confidential helpline for all men (in heterosexual or same-sex relationships) experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.
Domestic violence – support for black and minority ethnic groups
helpline: 0114 255 5740
Aims to help prevent murder and serious harm to black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women in England, Wales and Scotland as a result of domestic abuse and forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence. Also supports children and young people.
Domestic violence – help for people who inflict violence
Respect phoneline: 0808 802 4040 (Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm)
Runs support services and programmes for people who inflict violence in relationships, including young men and women. Also runs the men's advice line, as above.
Domestic violence – support for young people
Respect not fear
Website for young people about domestic violence.
The Hide Out
Women's Aid website to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to them.
Domestic violence and forced marriage
The Forced Marriage Unit
020 7008 0151
Joint initiative between the Foreign Office and Home Office. It assists actual and potential victims of forced marriage, as well as professionals working in the social, educational and health sectors.
This information was published in November 2016.