Support for those who have experienced abuse

If you, or someone you know, has experienced domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual assault or abuse, there are national and local 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

Coventry and Warwickshire:

Blue Sky SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) – for immediate help following sexual assault, rape or abuse. A SARC is a specialist service that provides emotional support, care for health and sexual wellbeing, emergency contraception and forensic care. You can contact the SARC directly or be referred. The service can be accessed with or without police involvement.
0800 970 0370 (24/7)

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – for information and support in Coventry
02476 277777

Safeline Warwickshire Sexual Violence Helpline – for information and support in Warwickshire
0808 800 5000

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid – for help with domestic violence and abuse
0800 111 4998

Panahghar – dedicated multi-lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for victims of domestic and sexual abuse from Asian and ethnic minority communities
0800 055 6519

West Midlands and Warwickshire Police Forces – 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.

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

Male Survivor – 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 BSL support
0808 2000 247

Galop – online resources and a helpline for LGBT+ people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse
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