Advice and support for all victims
Victim Support is an independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support and information to help you deal with your experience.
Tel: 0808 1689 111 - 24hrs
Karma Nirvana supports both male and female victims of honour crimes and forced marriages. Its staff and most of its 18 volunteers are survivors of forced marriage and/or 'honour'-based violence. Tel: 0800 5999 247
This website provides advice, information and essential contacts to help people out of a forced marriage.
Information and advice on what to do and how to get help if you've been a victim of crime in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire. Tel: 0300 1234 148
For men, women and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse.
Main helpline: 01926 402 498
Specialist men's helpline: 0808 800 5005
Specialist young people’s helpline: 0808 800 5007
Provides information, support and advice to victims of stalking and harassment. Tel: 0300 636 0300
National Stalking Advocacy Service. Tel: 020 3866 4107 or Email
The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK's only dedicated service supporting adults. Call for free, one-on-one confidential advice and support via email and phone. Tel: 0345 6000 459
Advice and support for female victims
This freephone 24 hour national domestic violence helpline, run by Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Tel: 0808 2000 247
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Tel: 0808 2000 247
Kiran Support Services provides safe, temporary accommodation for Asian women and their children escaping domestic violence. Also provides advice, outreach work and resettlement support. Tel: 020 8558 1986 or Email
Support for Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish speaking women, girls and couples. Tel: 0207 920 6490
Offering specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages for Asian and African-Caribbean women. Tel: 0208 571 0800
Ashiana aims to empower South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence with culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing. It is based in London but offers telephone services nationally.
Help for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. Some local Rape Crisis organisations also provide services to men and boys; if they don't then they will be able to provide details of other relevant local support organisations.
Tel: 0808 802 9999
Women in Prison offers advice and support to women affected by the criminal justice system, both in prison and in the community. This includes support and counselling for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Tel: 0800 953 0125
Advice and support for male victims
For adult male survivors of rape or sexual assault. Text: 020 3322 1860 or Email
For men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Helpline: 0808 801 0327 or Email
The ManKind Initiative operates a confidential helpline for men who experience violence from their partners or ex-partners. Helpline: 01823 334244
Advice and support for LGBTQ+ victims
Facebook website for Oxfordshire LGBT support
Local website for Buckinghamshire LGBT support
The Supernova Project is a global effort that aims to contribute to addressing abuse within the LGBTQIA+ communities. They want to empower queer people around the world who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing a queer friendly platform of information and support.
Scotland's LBGT Domestic Abuse Project website is for both lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are or think they may be experiencing domestic abuse, and service providers who support LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.
Galop is the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. They give advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
Tel: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428 (in London, you can also call the Galop shoutline on 020 704 6767) or Email
The LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT communities. Tel: 0345 330 3030
Switchboard provides information, support and a referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people from all backgrounds throughout the United Kingdom. They offer support and initial advice to all callers on any problems they are facing, and will suggest sources of more specialist advice and counselling. Tel: 0300 030 0630 Email: email@example.com
Advice for members of faith groups
Offering specialist advice, information and support for women from the Jewish community. Tel: 0808 801 0500
Talking to the Sikh Helpline can help to give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it. We can help by supporting and getting you in touch with the right agencies. The Sikh Helpline is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help and you can contact us anytime. Tel: 0845 644 0704 or 07999 004363
Advice and support for older victims of abuse
(Formerly Action on Elder abuse). Works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults and by doing so also protects other adults a risk of abuse. Helpline: 0808 808 8141
Advice and support for disabled victims
Provides support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.
Tel: 0808 800 3333 (weekdays 09.00-17.00)
The leading authority on social security benefits for disabled people; the website contains regularly updated information about benefits, tax credits and community care.
Information and support for anyone with visual impairment and sight problems.
Tel: 0303 123 9999 (weekdays 08.45-17.30) or Email
A BSL-based service from SignHealth designed to help Deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence.
Text: 07970 350366 Voice/minicom: 020 8772 3241 Fax: 020 8772 3242 or Email
Information service for deaf and hard of hearing people, their carers, families and professionals.
Tel: 0808 808 0123 (weekdays 09.00-17.00) Text Phone: 0808 808 9000 or Email
A registered charity providing advice and support to disabled people with learning difficulties who have been abused. Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also aims to prevent abuse by providing training, consultancy and research.