Useful links

Access other useful links to websites and organisations providing relevant information and support. Please note that Women’s Aid does not necessarily endorse the organisations listed.

Click on the categories below to search for relevant website links.

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Alcohol and drugs

Addaction
Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.

Al-anon
Al-Anon provides support to anyone affected by someone else’s drinking

Alcohol Concern
National agency on alcohol misuse

Drugscope
The UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs

Fast Forward
Information on drugs and alcohol education for youth

FRANK
Information, support and counselling for drug users and their families

NACOA
National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Release
A range of specialist services for professionals and the public concerning drugs and the law

She’s in Recovery
 Online community for women in recovery from addiction

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Black and minority ethnic women

Please note that these links are for organisations offering services nationwide (such as helplines), or for those with extensive online information/research. For local domestic violence services please use the Domestic Abuse Directory

Domestic abuse specific

Southall Black Sisters
Domestic violence resource centre for Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean women

Hot Peach Pages
Hot Peach Pages has a directory of domestic abuse agencies world-wide

Chinese
Chinese Information and Advice Centre
Provides support and information for Chinese people living in the UK. Also runs Sunflower Support Programme for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence.

Eastern European
East European Advice Centre
Advice service for Eastern Europeans. Offers English, Polish, and Russian languages, but works with most Eastern European nationals. Tel: 020 8741 1288 or email:[email protected].

Jewish
Jewish Women’s Aid
Provides refuge and/or support to Jewish women and their children affected by domestic abuse.

Muslim
Muslim Community Helpline
Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women

Nour Domestic Violence
Provides Islamic support and advice and raises awareness

Latin American
Latin American Women’s Aid
Provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK

General
Refugee Council
Services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children’s services, integration services and information on voluntary returns.

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Children

Domestic abuse specific
The Hideout
Website created by Women’s Aid giving support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse

General

Action for Children
Support for vulnerable and neglected children and young people, and their families

The Child Law Advice Line (CLAL)
Freephone advice line for parents, carers, children and young people on a wide range of legal issues

NSPCC
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection

National Youth Advocacy Service
Information and advocacy service for children and young people up to 24 years.

Info for Professionals working with Children

Women’s Aid Expect Respect Education Toolkit
Consists of easy to use ‘Core’ lessons for each year group from reception to year 13 and is based on themes that have been found to be effective in tackling domestic abuse

Leeds Animation
Specialists in animated films for adults and children on social issues including domestic violence, bullying, grief and gender inequality

Migrant Children’s Project (MCP)

Aims to ensure that migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in the UK are able to obtain the services, support and assistance to which they are legally entitled. The advice line provides advice to frontline professionals, carers, advocates and young people

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Disability

Specific to domestic abuse

Beverley Lewis House
A unique place to live for women with learning disabilities who have suffered from abuse or who are at risk of abuse.

Respond
Challenging vulnerability and sexual abuse in the lives of people with learning disabilities

Citizen’s Advice
Videos on domestic abuse in British Sign Language

General

British Council of Disabled People
Promote full equality and participation of disabled people in UK society

Disability Rights UK
Disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

Special Needs Family Fun Special needs resources to enhance the fun and quality of family life for families with disabilities

Being the Boss Website addresses the lack of peer support available to disabled people who employ our own Personal Assistants (PAs)

Disability Law Service Providing free legal advice and representation for disabled people

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Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse
Charity that aims to prevent abuse in old age

Age UK
The new name for the merged charities Help the Aged and Age Concern. Info and advice for the general public, including factsheets about elder abuse and where to get help.

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Families and parenting

General

The Child Law Advice Line (CLAL)
freephone advice line for parents, carers, children and young people on a wide range of legal issues

Family Rights Group
Confidential advice to families whose children are involved with Social Services

Adfam
Charity supporting for families affected by drugs and alcohol

Home-Start
A national network of groups offering emotional and practical support by trained volunteers to families with at least one child under the age of five years.

Parentline Plus
charity supporting parents under stress and refers to sources of local support

Special Needs Family Fun
Special needs resources for families with disabilities

Keep Your Kids Safe
Info for parents on how to protect their kids online

ERIC, the children’s continence charity
Bedwetting advice for professionals, parents, children and teenagers

AADFA
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses.

Lone Parenting

Gingerbread
Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children

One Space
An organisation working to improve the lives of one parent families in the UK and Europe. Find advice and information on all aspects of parenting alone, a lively online community supported by experienced single parenting specialists; low cost or free events for you and your family, plus online learning courses, including Assertiveness, Ways into Work and much more!

Single Parents UK
Advice and first-hand experience to help parents manage and enjoy life as a single parent.

Support for mums
Mumsnet
A website where parents and parents-to-be can share their know-how, with the aim of making parents’ lives easier by pooling knowledge, experience and support.

MAMA
Meet a Mum Association provide friendship and support to mothers and mothers-to-be

Match Mothers
Mothers Away From Their Children

Netmums
Local network for mums with a wealth of information on being a mum or dad in your home town.

Horsesmouth
Mentoring site where users can give and receive confidential advice.

Abduction
Reunite
Advice and support for parents whose children have been abducted, or if they fear abduction by a former partner.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM)

World Heath Organisation (WHO)
Factsheet about FGM.

FORWARD UK
Information about FGM including where it is practiced and what the consequences are.

UNICEF
Basic information about FGM and what it is practiced.

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Forced marriage

Honour Network Helpline – 0800 5999 247.
Open 9:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
Provided by charity, Karma Nirvana

Ashiana Project
London
020 8539 0427
Email: [email protected]

Ashiana Sheffield
0114 255 5740 (24hour helpline)
Email: [email protected]

Asian Women’s Resource Centre
London
020 8961 6549

CHOICE Helpline
Northumbria, Cleveland and Durham Police helpline
0800 5 999 365

Freedom Charity
0845 607 0133

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)
0207 920 6460

Southall Black Sisters
London
General Enquiries: 020 8571 9595
Helpline: 020 8571 0800

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UK government info on domestic violence

Home Office
Violence against women and domestic violence page

Community legal service
Free government-funded confidential advice service

Crown Prosecution Service, Handles the prosecution of most domestic violence cases in the UK

Women’s National Commission
The official, independent, advisory body giving the views of women to the Government

House of Commons and House of Lords
Access via search page to Hansard archives of debates in Parliament, etc.

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Housing

Claiming homelessness – Under current law you can approach any Homeless Persons Unit if it is unsafe for you to remain in your home due to domestic violence. The Council is obliged to offer you temporary accommodation while they carry out their assessment or give you a decision on your application on the day. Housing law states that, ‘It is not reasonable for a person to continue to occupy accommodation if it is probable that this will lead to domestic violence or other violence’. Violence means violence or threats of violence from another person, which are likely to be carried out.

Rights of Women Guide to Domestic Violence and Homelessness
This guide sets out your housing rights if you are experiencing domestic violence and are currently living with your abuser. It also looks at the legal options which are available if you can no longer stay in your home and need to find somewhere else to live.

Housing Rights Information England and Wales
If you have arrived in the UK to join a partner who is settled here, but have to leave your home because you fear or have experienced violence from your partner, this information applies to you.

Shelter Homelessness due to domestic violence
If you have to leave your home because of threats, abuse or intimidation, there may be safe places you can go to, such as refuges and temporary housing from the council. It may also be possible to stay in your home and make it safer.

St Mungo’s
St Mungo’s offers confidential support and advice to those at risk of becoming homeless.

Shelter
The UK’s largest housing charity, gives information on housing rights, homelessness and state benefits.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) provides free, confidential and independent advice, including advice on housing. The website has information in Welsh, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu, as well as English, and allows you to locate your nearest CAB.

www.stonewallhousing.org
Provides housing advice to LGBT victim/survivors of domestic abuse across London

Support for homeless
Homeless UK
Homeless UK has information on over 8,000 services that can help homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.

Homelessness Act 2002
Shelter’s Homelessness Act web site.

Fieldlane

Charity that works with families that are homeless in London.

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Immigration issues

Asylum Aid
Charity working to help those in need of asylum.

British Red Cross
Provides practical and emotional support for refugees and asylum seekers

Electronic Immigration Network
Links and advice on immigration issues.

Immigration and Work Permits Worldwide
One of the oldest and largest UK immigration consultancy firms.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Advice, publications, lobbying, courses, etc.

Life in the UK Test
Official Home Office site helping you to prepare for the Life in the UK Test that is required for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK or British citizenship

Community Legal Service
For details of Legal Aid solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureaux, law centres and independent advice centres. They can provide details of specialists in immigration law and/or family law. Tel: 0845 345 4345.

Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
Established to promote and improve the advising and representation of immigrants. Tel: 0207 251 8383 or email [email protected].

Law Centres Federation
Free and independent legal service to people who live or work in their catchment areas. They specialise in those areas of law including welfare rights, immigration and nationality, employment rights and sex and race discrimination. Websites provides details of local law centres. Tel: 0207 387 8570 or email: [email protected].

Law Society
For details of solicitors legal aid cannot be accessed. They can put you in touch with solicitors in your local area. You can also search their website for specialists in immigration law and/or family law. Tel: 0870 606 6575.

Immigration and Nationality Directorate
IND is the government department responsible for immigration. Tel: 0870 606 7766 or email: [email protected].

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)
Responsible for ensuring that all immigration advisers fulfil the requirements of good practice. There is a list of registered immigration advisers on the website. Tel: 0845 000 0046 (helpline).

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI),
Independent voluntary organisation for justice and combating racism in immigration and asylum law and policy. They provide free advice and casework, training courses and a range of publications.
Tel: 020 7251 8706 (Helpline – Tues and Thurs, 2pm-5pm)
or 020 7251 8708.
Email: [email protected].

National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns
Voluntary organisation providing practical help and advice to people facing deportation. They provide a network for campaigns throughout the country allowing them to support each other.
Tel: 0121 554 6947 or email: [email protected].

Southall Black Sisters,
SBS provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling, help and a referral service on a wide range of issues including domestic violence, immigration/asylum, housing and homelessness and matrimonial rights.

Tel: 020 8571 9595 or email: [email protected].

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Refugee Access
Multilingual site for asylum seekers, refugees and agencies working with them in the Yorkshire and Humberside area.

Refugee Action
Independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK.

The Refugee Council,
National body working for refugee rights.

UKLGIG
UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (formerly the Stonewall Immigration Group): immigration rights for same sex couples and asylum seekers.

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International organisations

The organisations listed here are just a few of many outside England that provide support and information for women around the world.

Feminist Majority Foundation
A feminist internet gateway

Hot Peach Pages
Hot Peach Pages has a directory of domestic abuse agencies world-wide

MINCAVA
Minnesota Centre Against Violence and Abuse

National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges, New Zealand
National organisation in New Zealand for 50 refuges around the country

NCADV
US National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Texas Council on Family Violence
Works to end violence against women through partnerships, advocacy and direct services

UN CEDAW
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

WAVE
Women Against Violence Europe

Women’s Aid Organisation Malaysia
Organisation in Malaysia working to end violence against women

Hurt project
Online documentary showing videos of men, women and young people talking about domestic abuse. Based in Australia.

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Legal advice

General

Rights of Women
Rights of Women is committed to informing, educating and empowering women on the law and their legal rights. They  run a free telephone legal advice line for women including a sexual violence legal advice line. They produce publications – including ones on domestic violence and the law, child contact, and for those who have experienced rape or sexual assault.
‘From Report to Court’
 can be downloaded free from the website and is available in a number of languages.

National Centre for Domestic Violence
The NCDV can help you obtain an injunction to prevent further abuse from your partner. The services are free of charge, and the centre will refer you to an experienced solicitor who, if you are eligible, will arrange Community Legal Service funding, or will accept payments in stages if you have to pay your own fees.

The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)
Provides practical support for survivors and professionals working in the field of abuse. ACAL maintains a telephone help line and web site presence to sign-post survivors of abuse to lawyers who  have the expertise and experience to assist them in obtaining the redress to which they are entitled.

Advicenow
Brings together information on the law and rights from a wide range of advice and information services

Citizen’s Advice Bureau


Children’s Legal Centre
law and policy affecting children and young people

Community Legal Services
Provides information on legal advisors who have their quality mark, and gives advice on eligibility for CLS-funded services (civil legal aid). The CLS is part of the Legal Services Commission

Law On The Web
Legal services

The Law Society
Provides a list of solicitors in your area

Legal Services Commission
Administers the CLS and the Criminal Defence Service (replacing Legal Aid 2001)

Rape Crisis
Map and contact list of UK member groups: information, help, child abuse, legal procedures

UK Deed Poll
Information on how to change your name

Family Rights Group
advise parents whose children are involved with children’s social care services.

Divorce

Divorce Aid
independent group of professionals

Divorce Online
professional site for divorce and separation issues

On Divorce
Independent, non-commercial site providing help and information for those going through divorce

Divorce Resource
Lots of information about various aspects of divorce

Divorce Recovery Workshop
Self help groups for people going through divorce

Inside Divorce
legal advice, help and support for divorce and marriage problems

Only Mums

A national on-line support and signposting service for parents who are going through or been through separation/divorce.

Sharing Pensions
Site with free, independent advice on pensions after UK divorce

Wikivorce – divorce support community
Provides free information, support and advice to anyone going through divorce or separation.

Black and Minority Ethnic Groups

Southall Black Sisters
Provides advice and information on domestic violence, racial harassment, welfare and immigration, primarily for Asian, African and African-Caribbean women. Casework primarily undertaken in London Borough of Ealing, but deals with enquiries on a national basis.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Advice, publications, lobbying, courses, etc.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (run by Galop)

The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline is run by trained LGBT people and provides a space where you can talk through what is going on, and explore your options. They can:

  • provide confidential information, advice and support
  • help you create your safety plan
  • explore options around housing, legal advice, counselling and local support groups
  • tell you about your local LGBT friendly services
  • discuss the possibility of reporting to the Police

Opening times:

Number of the Helpline – 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428

Opening Times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday

(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

Switchboard – the LGBT+ Helpline

Provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people, including anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Also welcome calls from friends, parents or family members of LGBT+ looking for independent advice and support. Can help with issues including coming out, relationships, family problems, issues at work or college, safer sex and sexual health, having sex for the first time, looking for LGBT+ venues, LBGT+ social and support groups.

Another Closet
Australian website which provides information about domestic violence within gay or lesbian relationship.

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Support for male survivors of abuse

Survivors UK,
Help for men who have been sexually abused or raped

Men’s Advice Line
Provides a range of services aimed primarily at men experiencing domestic abuse from their partner.

Supportline
Provides emotional support and details of counsellors and agencies throughout the UK. Their helpline number is 0208 554 9004 and their email address is [email protected].

Are You Hurting the one You Love?
Booklet on male violence in gay and bisexual relationships

MASH for men who have been sexually abused
0117 907 7100:  Thursday 7 – 9 p.m.

Telephone counselling service for men who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives.  Both male and female counsellors available.

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Mental Health

General
Rethink
The largest severe mental illness charity in the UK

Sane
One of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness

Mind
Information and support on mental health issues, including how to get help.

BPD World,
Committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental ill health.

Personality Disorder
The National Personality Disorder Website

UK & Ireland Counselling & Psychotherapy Directory

Counselling Directory
Connecting you with professional counselling support

AADFA
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses

Working Chance
Charity working with any woman who has been through the criminal justice system, helping them into work and financial independence

Self Harm
National Self Harm Network
A forum for survivors, professionals and family

Eating disorders
Anorexia Bulimia Care
ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.

BulimiaHelp.org
Providing online interactive tools, advice and support to aid recovery from Bulimia

b-eat
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders. If you have a link that you feel would be appropriate on this page, please contact us.

Money issues

The Money Advice Service
Free, unbiased, independent service set up by government.

Money Advice Plus
Specialist debt advice for women who have been referred by a refuge or domestic violence service

Rightsnet
Provides welfare rights support to community groups & advice centre

National Debtline
Offers information and advice on debt.  Their website has an information pack, a personal budget section, factsheets, and debt advice.  They have access to Language Line.

Debt Advice Foundation

Charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about debt.

Department for work and pensions
Provides information on all state benefits, alphabetically, with advice on how to find and get in touch with your local Job Centre.  You can download information leaflets and claim forms from the website.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau: Advice Guide

Online advice guide to benefits, including a section on benefits relating to domestic violence.

Advice Now
Provides information on a number of areas, including benefits, housing, employment, living together and separating.  They provide leaflets to download, and link to a wide variety of other useful websites.

OneSpace
Includes information on welfare benefits, childcare, the pros and cons of paid work versus voluntary work, full-time parenting or going back into education.

Women In Debt
Confidential debt advice for women only

Shelter
Provide advice about money issues related to housing.

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Perpetrator programmes

Domestic Violence Intervention Project
Provides a violence prevention programme for men and a woman’s support service for their partners and ex-partners

Respect
A registered charity and national membership organisation promoting best practice for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services in the UK.

Supportline
Provides emotional support and details of counsellors and agencies throughout the UK. Their helpline number is 0208 554 9004 and their email address is [email protected].

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Pet fostering

Specifically for individuals experiencing domestic violence

View the Links Group leaflet on Pet fostering services for families escaping domestic violence

Dogs Trust Freedom Project Greater London
Area covered: Greater London
Tel: 0800 298 9199

Dogs Trust Freedom Project, Yorkshire
Area covered: Yorkshire
Tel: 0800 083 4322

Paws Protect
Area covered: Greater London, Hertfordshire and Essex
Tel: 0345 260 1280
Email: [email protected]

Paws for Kids

Area covered: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
Tel/Fax: 01204 698 999
Email: [email protected]

The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Area covered: Kent and Sussex
Tel: 01825 880478
Email: [email protected]

Pads and Paws
Area covered: East Northamptonshire
01832 742257
Email: [email protected]

Pet Retreat, RSPCA Regional Headquarters
Areas covered: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Avon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Isle of Wight.
Tel: 07715 540182
Email: [email protected]

Pet Retreat, RSPCA
Areas covered: Leicestershire, Rutland and South Lincolnshire.
Tel: 07910721797
Email: [email protected]

Pet fostering, Central & North East London
Tel: 020 8805 6330
Email: [email protected]

Mayhew Animal Centre
Area covered: within the M25
Pet Refuge scheme that may be able to help care for your animal if you find yourself unable to for a limited period of time. With the exception of genuine emergencies, two weeks notice must be given before the pet needs to be cared for.


General pet fostering

Animal Samaritans
Foster carers are available to provide temporary care until a suitable, permanent home can be found. (south-east London and north-west Kent)

The Cinnamon Trust
The Cinnamon Trust provides short term care for animals belonging to elderly pet owners who are going into hospital or moving to residential accommodation where they are unable to take their pets. The Trust also provides long term care for pets whose owners have died and for terminally ill pet owners.


Information for professionals working with individuals experiencing domestic violence

The Links Group
The Links Group is a multi-agency interest group that promotes the welfare and safety of vulnerable children, animals and adults so that they are free from violence and abuse. Members comprise of leading associations and charitable organisations. As part of The Links Group, some charities offer pet fostering services specifically for pets belonging to women fleeing from domestic violence.

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Police

UK Police Service portal
Find the police force covering your area.Police guidelines for investigating domestic abuse
PDF document produced on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) by the National Police Improving Agency.

Victim Support.
The Victim Support Witness Service will support you if you go to court, including giving you information about the court and prosecution process. If you want, they will sit with you in the waiting room and when you are called to give evidence.

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Domestic violence publishers & resources

Books and publications

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Research organisation and publishers of social studies

News From Nowhere
Liverpool’s independent, not-for-profit radical & community bookshop, run by a small collective of women workers

Sage Publications Inc
International publishers of books and journals on interpersonal violence

Policy Press
Publishers of socially related resources, journal, etc.

Community Care, Online copy of magazine with archives

Online resources

Hot Peach Pages, Hot Peach Pages has a directory of domestic abuse agencies world-wide

Theatre

Certain Curtain Theatre
Domestic violence drama available to book nationwide

Phoenix Productions
Interactive/discussion and play, You must get help, which can be booked by local group

Research organisations

CWASU
Child & Woman Abuse Studies Unit, a centre for independent research, evaluation, training, consultancy and networking from a feminist perspective

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Research organisation and publishers of social studies

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Relative abuse

Parentline Plus, offers help and support for parents.

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Organisations supporting survivors of sexual violence

Map and contact list of UK member groups: information, help, child abuse, legal procedures

RASASC
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Respond
Challenging vulnerability and sexual abuse in the lives of people with learning disabilities

Aims to improve rape investigation and victim care within the Metropolitan Police Service.

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Stalking

Paladin
Paladin assists high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales. A number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.

Network for Surviving Stalking (NSS)
Charity dedicated to providing help, support and information for those affected by stalking and harassment.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Provides practical support and personal safety guidance to reduce fear of crime and develops skills and strategies for keeping safe.

The National Stalking Clinic
A specialist service for the assessment and treatment of stalkers and their victims. Provides a mobile service across the UK to interested parties including the courts, Probation Service, Police, mental health trusts and Social Services.

Victim Support
Helps people to cope with the effects of crime.

BBC Inside Out
A basic guide to help people who are being stalked.

Alert5
Rapid alert service via your mobile phone.

Cyberstalking and online safety

Digital Stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims
A guide launched in 2012 by Women’s Aid and the Network for Surviving Stalking.

Chatdanger
Website detailing the potential dangers of interactive services such as IM, email and online games etc.

BBC Webwise
Information on how to keep your family safe online.

WiredSafety
Gives information about the laws regarding cyberstalking and harassment.

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General

Hidden Hurt
Domestic abuse site with information and support

National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Charity providing information and advice to adults who suffered abuse and/or neglect in childhood

Mens Advice Line
Advice and support for men in abusive relationships

Cocoon Counselling
Online counselling service

Counselling Directory
A free and confidential way to search for a counsellor or more info on various types of abuse.

Couples Counselling Network
A national network of qualified counsellors experienced in couples counselling

Womankind

Bristol women’s therapy centre

Women’s Therapy Centre
Psychotherapy by women, for women

Hypnotherapy Directory
Lists qualified hypnotherapists across the UK

Supportline
Offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post

AADFA
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse.  Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses

One Space
Parenting site for single parents.  Online groups, supported by experienced domestic abuse and parenting support workers, where single parents share solutions, challenges, joys and fears.

Horsesmouth
Mentoring site where users can give and receive confidential advice. 

Vivacious Mum
Online magazine aimed at empowering single mothers

Location-specific

Hammersmith & Fulham
Advance Advocacy Project
support and advice to survivors of domestic violence

Hull
Purple House
Women’s centre provides a safe space run and offers services including a nursery, sexual health information and domestic violence support.

Lambeth
Lambeth Victim Support
Victim Support for the Lambeth area

Aylesbury
Loves Me Not
Aylesbury Domestic Violence Forum Website

Hammersmith & Fulham
Standing Together
Organisation that coordinate a multi-agency partnership response to domestic violence in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. (Not a front-line service)

London
Women and Girls’ Network
Charity providing support and counselling to women and girls who have experienced violence, including child sexual abuse, sexual assault, assault and domestic violence

Stalking
Network for Surviving Stalking
National Registered Charity devoted to providing support to people affected by stalking.

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Trafficking

Anti-Slavery
UK based charity which works exclusively to end slavery and related abuse.

The Truth Isn’t Sexy
Campaign which aims to expose the truth between human trafficking and prostitution.

UnseenUK
Provides female survivors of trafficking with places of safety and aftercare programmes of support.

HERA
Helps formerly trafficked women regain economic independence through entrepreneurship programmes

Trafficking of children

ECPAT UK
Children’s rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK.

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Women’s campaigning groups

Association of Women’s Rights in Development
Provides comprehensive information and analysis on women’s human rights and global issues

Fawcett Society
Fawcett works for change on issues at the heart of women’s daily experience

Feminist.com
Activism, health, links to other sites

The Feminist Majority Foundation Online
Sections on women’s health, global feminism, reproductive rights, and more

National Union of Students
Students site campaigning on liberation issues

Object
Challenges the portrayal of women as sexual objects

Rights Of Women
Empowering women to access their legal rights

Sisterhood is Global Institute
Non-profit organisation promoting women’s rights through human rights projects – advocacy programmes, etc.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a registered charity, is the leading authority on personal safety

United Nations Women
The UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women

Women In Prison
A campaigning organisation providing support for women in prison

Women’s National Commission
The official, independent, advisory body giving the views of women to the Government

Zero Tolerance
Edinburgh-based charity campaigning for the prevention of male violence against women.

Global Coalition on Women and Aids
Advocates for improved AIDS programming for women and girls.

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Young people

Bursting the Bubble
Website for teenagers living with family violence.

National Youth Advocacy Service
Information and advocacy service for children and young people up to 24 years.

Fast Forward
Information on drugs and alcohol education for youth.

The Hideout
Women’s Aid website for children and young people living with domestic violence.

#LoveDontFeelBad
Women’s Aid website for young people on healthy relationships and coercive control

Respect Not Fear
Website for young people about healthy relationships, with games and activities.

Young Minds
Mental health charity for young people.

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