We understand that sometimes people feel more comfortable accessing external support services. Please don't feel limited by the services listed below, and if you think that you cannot find a support service that is applicable to you – please ask to Speak to an Advisor and the Report and Support team will be happy to search for additional services.
- Live Fear Free: 24hr support for victims of domestic violence and sexual violence.
- Rape Crisis England and Wales: See website for list of rape crisis centres, information and practical advice.
- Rape Crisis Network Europe: RCNE is the network of European rape crisis centres. They aim to make sure that anyone who experiences sexual violence can get the help they need.
- Respond: Helpline, counselling and psychotherapy for children, adults and elders with learning difficulties who are either victims or perpetrators of sexual abuse.
- Safeline: Specialised charity working to prevent sexual abuse and to support those affected in their recovery.
Male Helpline: 0808 800 5005
General Helpline: 0808 800 5008
Young people’s Helpline: 0808 800 5007
- The Survivors Trust: Rape and sexual abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, culture or social status. Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating. All survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.
- Women Against Rape: Based on self-help. They provide support, legal information and advocacy; and campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.
- National Female Genital Mutilation Centre: The National FGM Centre’s Vision is to keep children and young people safe from FGM and other Harmful Practices, including ending new cases of FGM by 2030.
Domestic Violence and Abuse:
- Her Centre: Small local women’s charity, providing services to women and girls in Greenwich.
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline: Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, this is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country.
- Refuge: Largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day their services support thousands of women and their children, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives — free from fear.
- Women's Aid: National domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. They work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.
- Hollie Guard: Developed by the Hollie Gazzard Trust, which helps to reduce domestic abuse. The Hollie Guard turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. In danger? Status your phone or tap the screen to generate an alert. Your location and audio/video evidence will automatically be sent to your emergency contacts who can take action to help you quickly.
- Rights of Women: They run advice lines on Criminal and Family Law.
- Oasis Domestic Abuse Service: Oasis supports adults, children and young people in East Kent, Medway & North Kent who have been affected by domestic abuse. Their services include refuge and safe accommodation, group programmes, counselling, mentoring and training for professionals.
Male Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Victim-Survivors:
- Mankind UK: Male rape support and resource service for men who have been sexually abused, assaulted, raped. National UK charity based in East Sussex offering telephone helpline, counselling and support, one to one, groups and support for partners and families.
- Survivors UK: Helps male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault/rape. Helpline is now delivered online, by text or by email only.
- Men's Advice Line UK: The Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
- IDAS: Most domestic abuse is directed at women and girls, but men can also be victims of domestic abuse, both in gay and straight relationships. They support hundreds of men every year, helping them overcome the harmful impacts of being subject to abuse.
- Safeline: A dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by sexual violence and abuse and those who support them.
Online Sexual Misconduct:
- Revenge Porn Helpline: A free resource full of useful information for victims of revenge porn, information about what the law says, what can be done to limit its effects and help from organisations such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, along with links to various resources and support agencies.
- Victim Supportline: helpline for anyone affected by crime.
- StopNCII.org: StopNCII.org is a free tool designed to support victims of Non-Consensual Intimate Image (NCII) abuse.
- SWGfL: A secure platform for recording and reporting online abuse.
- The National Stalking Helpline: Practical advice and information to anyone who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.
- Action Against Stalking: Umbrella organisation championing the rights of stalking victims across the UK and across the globe.
- Paladin - National Stalking Advocacy Service: Provides advice to victims of stalking and advocacy to high-risk victims of stalking, raises awareness of dangers and risks of stalking, develops a victim's network of support as well as providing training to professionals and campaigning.
- Protection Against Stalking: The vision of this organisation is to change society's perception of stalking and to improve the safety for all victims of stalking and harassment and for perpetrators to be held to account by the Criminal Justice system.
- Report a Stalker: Information and advice on how to report a stalker.
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships:
- Women’s Aid: Am I in an Abusive Relationship?: Everyone has arguments, and everyone disagrees with their partners, family members and others close to them from time to time. But if this begins to form a consistent pattern, then it is an indication of domestic violence and abuse. This questionnaire can help you understand whether you may be experiencing domestic abuse.
- Teenage Helpline: Teenage Helpline is a charitable organisation that provides services to young people across the UK. Their primary service involves putting young people in contact with peers, as well as providing peer-to-peer mentoring and other support that is required.
- Healthy relationships | Family Lives: This article is aimed at parents, but it can also provide a useful overview of what a healthy/unhealthy relationship looks like to young adults.
- Healthy Relationships: 32 Signs, Tips, Red Flags, and More: This article explains what a healthy relationship looks like and what it does not look like.
- Madly In Love (TheMix): Discusses mental health and relationships, including real stories/advice.
- Love is respect: Bank of resources around consent and healthy relationships.
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