Support Numbers

Advice and support for all victims

Victim Support

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

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

Forced Marriage

This website provides advice, information and essential contacts to help people out of a forced marriage.

Victims First

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

Safeline

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

Protection Against Stalking and Harassment

Provides information, support and advice to victims of stalking and harassment. Tel: 0300 636 0300

Paladin Service

National Stalking Advocacy Service. Tel: 020 3866 4107 or Email

Revenge Porn Helpline

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

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

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

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

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

Iranian and Kurdish women's rights organisation

Support for Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish speaking women, girls and couples. Tel: 0207 920 6490

Southall Black Sisters

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

Rights of Women

We are a women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law. Our vital services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. We also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice. EMail

Ashiana

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.

Rape Crisis

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

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

Survivors UK

For adult male survivors of rape or sexual assault. Text: 020 3322 1860 or Email

Men’s Advice Line

For men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Helpline: 0808 801 0327 or Email

ManKind

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

LGBT Oxfordshire

Facebook website for Oxfordshire LGBT support

LGBT Bucks

Local website for Buckinghamshire LGBT support

Supernova Project

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

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

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

LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT communities. Tel: 0345 330 3030

Switchboard

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: chris@switchboard.lgbt

Advice for members of faith groups

Jewish Women's Aid

Offering specialist advice, information and support for women from the Jewish community. Tel: 0808 801 0500

Muslim Women's NetworkHelpline

The MWN Helpline is operated by Muslim Women's Network UK.  Tel: 0800 999 5786

Sikh Helpline

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 

Restored 

Restored is an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women. Tel: 020 3906 3922

Advice and support for older victims of abuse

We Are HourGlass

(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

Scope

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)

Disability Rights UK

The leading authority on social security benefits for disabled people; the website contains regularly updated information about benefits, tax credits and community care.

RNIB

Information and support for anyone with visual impairment and sight problems.
Tel: 0303 123 9999 (weekdays 08.45-17.30) or Email

DeafHope

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

Action on Hearing Loss

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

Respond

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.