Tackling Domestic Abuse & Violence: List of Domestic Violence Support Services

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is not always physical violence. It can also include, but is not limited to:

  • coercive control and ‘gaslighting’
  • economic/financial abuse
  • online abuse
  • verbal abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse


Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities

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Government Guidance on Domestic Abuse

A list of domestic abuse support networks, helplines and advice are outlined in the Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse guidance:



Government Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Bid:

COVID-19 emergency support fund is now open – APPLY


Information on financial abuse:



Government guidance on how to protect, advise and support victims of Forced Marriage: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage 


List of Organisations & Helplines

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 24hrs Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Organisation: Refuge Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Ashiana Network (London) Bio: Specialises in helping Black and Minority Ethnic women, in particular, women from South Asian, Turkish & Iranian communities, aged 16-30 years who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. Telephone: 0208 539 0427 Website: https://www.ashiana.org.uk

Ashiana (Sheffield) Bio: Working with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’ based violence. Telephone: 01142 555 740 Website: http://www.ashianasheffield.org

The Halo Project (Middlesborough) Bio. A national project which support victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and support to victims. Telephone: 01642 683 045 Website: https://www.haloproject.org.uk/

Back In Control Bio: A domestic abuse consultancy that works with a range of organizations – from faith groups to local authorities, voluntary organizations and schools. Telephone: 07538 620060 Website: https://www.backincontrolconsultancy.com

Freedom Charity Bio: The overall aim of Freedom Charity is to raise awareness and prevent child abuse, keeping children safe. For victims of forced marriage and their friends who are seeking help, support and advice. Helpline: 0845 607 0133 Website: https://www.freedomcharity.org.uk

Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation Bio: Mission to protection for Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights. Helpline: Mon to Fri 9.30-5.30 – 0207 920 6460

Jewish Women’s Aid Bio: For Jewish women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence Helpline: Domestic Abuse Helpline: 08088010500 / Sexual Violence Support Line: 08088010656 Website: www.jwa.org.uk

Muslim Women’s Network Bio: Working to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls Helpline: 0800 999 5786 / 0303 999 5786 Website: www.mwnuk.co.uk

Men’s Advice Line Bio: A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Helpline: 0808 8010327 Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Respect Bio: A domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships. Helpline: Perpetrators Helpline: 0808 8024040 / Male Victim Helpline: 0808 8010327 Website: www.respect.uk.net

Sikh Helpline Bio: A free professional and confidential telephone counselling service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpline: 0845 644 0704 / 07999 00 4363 Website: https://www.sikhhelpline.com

Apna Haq Bio: Organisation that provides support services for black and minority ethnic (BME) women and girls living in Rotherham, South Yorkshire who are experiencing violence.
Telephone: 07824 767170 Website: http://www.apnahaq.org.uk/

Sharan Project Bio: The Sharan Project provides support and advice to vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned. Information line: 0844 504 3231 Website: https://sharan.org.uk/about-us/
Victim Support Bio: helping people to recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events. Helpline: 0808 1689111 Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Restored Relationships Bio: An international Christian Alliance that aims to transform relationships and end violence against women (VAW) by working through and with the church and Christians worldwide. Telephone: 020 3906 3922 Website: www.restoredrelationships.org

Women’s Aid Bio: A grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated. Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

Rights of Women Bio – Provide free and confidential legal advice covering family law, criminal law, immigration & asylum law and sexual harassment. Details of their advice lines can be found on the Rights of Women website.

Southall Black Sisters Helpline- 020 8571 0800 (open Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm)
The End Violence Against Women Coalition includes seven million individuals and organisations across the UK. https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/



Wales Domestic Abuse Support

Live Fear Free, Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline Bio: Live Fear Free provides a 24 hour Welsh Government Helpline, providing information and advice for those suffering with domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women. Helpline: 0808 8010 800 Website: https://gov.wales/live-fear-free

The Henna Foundation Bio. A national charity committed to strengthening families within Muslim communities, with a focus of providing specialist support for women & young people experiencing domestic abuse, honour-based violence and forced marriage
Telephone: 029 20406920 Website: http://www.hennafoundation.org/home.html

Women Connect First Bio. A project that provides advice and support for Black and Minority Ethnic Women and offers a range of services including advocacy, counselling & training.
Telephone: 029 2034 3154 Website: http://www.womenconnectfirst.org.uk/

BAWSO Bio: Bawso is a Pan Wales organization, providing practical and emotional support to black minority ethnic (BME) and migrant victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking, Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriage. Telephone: 029 20644 633 Bawso 24hr Helpline: 08007318147 Website: https://bawso.org.uk/

Cardiff Women’s Aid Bio: Violence Against Women & Girl’s specialist agency. Telephone: 029 2046 0566. Website: https://www.cardiffwomensaid.org.uk/



Scottish Domestic Abuse Support

Scottish Women’s Aid Bio: The lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. Helpline: 0800 027 1234 Website: www.womensaid.scot

AMINA – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre Bio: Amina is recognised for its pioneering and responsive approach to addressing key issues and needs of Muslim women. Helpline: 08088010301 Website: https://mwrc.org.uk

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid Bio: Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid provides specialist support to women from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse influenced by culture and tradition. Helpline: 0141 3530859 Website: www.hematgryffe.org.uk

Shakti Women’s Aid Bio: Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. Helpline: 0131 4752399 Website: www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk