Support for those who have experienced abuse

If you, or someone you know, has experienced domestic abuse, dating violence, or sexual violence and abuse, there are services available to listen to and support you. See below for information and contact details.
You do not need to report to the police to receive support

Police forces – To reach your local police force, call 101, or 999 if you are in immediate danger
If you are unable to speak, call 999 then press 55 and the police will respond

From anywhere in the UK:

Sexual Assault Referral Centres are available for advice 24/7 and can be accessed with or without police involvement. They are specialist services that provide an immediate forensic and health response for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. The service can be accessed with or without police involvement.

Find a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in your area

England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

National Rape and Sexual Assault helpline – free, confidential emotional support for anyone aged 16 and over who has experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse
0808 802 9999

Safeline National Sexual Violence Helpline – for men and boys
0808 800 5005 Text support: 07860 065187

The Survivors Trust – helpline, live chat, online resources and a directory to help you find support services and counselling provision in your area, across the UK and Ireland.
0808 8010 818

The Male Survivors Partnership – a directory of support services for men

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 24/7 listening support and help to access local support services. Visit website for live webchat and British Sign Language (BSL) support
0808 2000 247

Galop – online resources and a National Helpline for LGBT+ Victims and Survivors of Abuse and Violence
0800 9995 428

Survivors UK – Support for men and non-binary survivors of sexual violence
0203 5983 898

Stop It Now – for anyone concerned about a child or young person at risk of sexual abuse.
0808 1000 900

Childline – information and support on any issue for under 19s
0800 1111

Samaritans – 24/7 listening support for anyone in emotional distress
116 123

Shout – Mental health crisis service (24/7)
Text Shout to 85258