Domestic abuse seriously affects the lives of women, children and young people in all sorts of ways. For further information and details of how to find support in your local area please see  or if you are in England or Wales go to  

Or you can contact the Domestic Abuse Helpline.  Calls are free and it is open all day, every day 0800 027 1234.

In an emergency you should contact the police by dialing 999.  You can also speak to police officers about domestic abuse at other times.  Police Scotland offer ‘remote reporting’ for domestic abuse and hate crimes.  For more information please

The following websites provide helpful information on domestic abuse and sexual assault and rape.

Scottish Women’s Aid
Provides information and training about domestic abuse including housing and legal information and also provides contact details for local Women’s Aid groups.


Scotland`s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage  Helpline
Freephone 0800 027 1234
Information and support to those affected by domestic abuse - open all day, every day.

Helping Hands 
0141 337 6626  Advice line and Drop in on Fridays, 11.00 to 13.00
A new project in Glasgow to support women from Central and Eastern Europe who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse.  Information and advice in the following languages:  English, Polish, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak and Russian.  

Freephone 0800 11 11
For children and young people in the UK - to talk about any problem.

Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline
Freephone 08088 01 03 02
Information and support to anyone aged 13 and over who has experienced sexual violence. Also provides support to family, friends and workers of survivors to help them in their supportive role.

Scottish Child Law Centre
Freephone for under 21`s
0800 328 8970
Free legal advice for under 21`s about any aspect of the law relating to children and young people.

Victim Support Scotland Scottish Helpline
0845 6039 213 (Local Rate)
Provides victims with free and confidential emotional and practical assistance and information about the criminal justice system.

Family Law Association
Provides a point of reference for the public and for other organisations on family law issues.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Freephone 0800 085 3330
Support for adult survivors of any kind of childhood abuse.

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Safeline -

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) / 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)

Imkaan (for BAME survivors) -

Victim Support for Rape and sexual assault/ 0808 168 9111

Women Against Rape -

The Survivors Trust / 0808 801 0818

My Body Back -

Stand Tall (directory) -

Project 1 in 4 (Mental Health project) -