Below you will find an overview of additional services, both national, regional and local, available for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Visit their official websites for more detailed information, including possible opening hours and the best way to contact them depending on your individual needs.
Angelou is a partnership of 9 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence and harmful practices across the London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.
Ask Brook is a service giving sexual health information, support and signposting for anyone under 25, anywhere in the UK, via a webchat and text chat service run by advisors and the Ask Brook 24/7 tool. Ask Brook won’t tell anyone you’ve contacted them unless they think you are in serious danger.
ChildLine provides free confidential advice and support for all young people up to 19 years old. Their councillors are available via phone, email or online 24 hours a day. To see what happens when you call Childline, watch this video.
IKWRO helps females from Middle Eastern, North African or Afghan communities, who are at risk of honour based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and violence. They provide confidential advice, and can offer professional individual and group counselling. In addition to English, they speak Farsi, Arabic, Kurdish, Dari, Pashto, and Turkish.
THE LONDON LGBT DOMESTIC ABUSE PARTNERSHIP (DAP)
The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) helps LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse to get the maximum amount of help with a minimum amount of hassle. The DAP is open to any LGBT person experiencing domestic violence who is living or working in London.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE
If you are a girl who is experiencing violence, or has experienced it in the past, the National Domestic Violence Helpline is staffed by fully-trained female support workers who can provide confidential, non-judgmental support and information on a range of issues – from reporting to the police, to accessing local services. You can also call them if you are worried about a friend or someone you know.
If you are a girl who has experienced rape, sexual abuse or sexual assault, you can get help, information and support from the Rape Crisis helpline’s trained female support workers via, who will be able to tell you details of your nearest support services. They also provide information for partners, family, friends and other people who are supporting a survivor of sexual violence.
Respect is a confidential helpline and email service offering advice, information and support to help people that are violent and abusive to their partners. Their trained advisors offer information and advice to help domestic violence perpetrators change their abusive behaviours. They also provide support to concerned friends and family.
SOUTHHALL BLACK SISTERS
Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, practical help and counselling to women of Asian, African-Caribbean or other minority descent, who are experiencing domestic or sexual violence (including forced marriage, dowry abuse and honour crimes). They have services available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu.
Thinkuknow offers advice to young people on sex, relationships and how to stay safe online. You can report any issues using their online Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) ‘Report it’ button, including if you are worried about someone else. When you contact them, they’ll ask for information about you and what’s happened, which will help them to understand more about the situation and keep you safe.