Family Law Solicitors In Essex
Domestic Violence Helplines
Are you a victim of domestic violence? If so, you are not alone.
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of violence, abuse and intimidation between individuals who are presently or have previously been in an intimate relationship. The perpetrator uses violence and threatening behaviour to control and dominate the other individual. This violence can cause victims physical and/or psychological harm.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please contact us on 0203 876 7136. We are here to provide you with both legal and emotional support and will obtain an emergency injunction for victims of domestic abuse if necessary to ensure your safety.
Alternatively, please contact one of the domestic abuse helplines from the list below.
Remember, domestic violence is never the fault of the victim.
UK police non-emergency number – 101
If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use the police textphone service on 18001 101.
UK police emergency number – 999
Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline (run by Refuge)
24-hour helpline which offers confidential and non-judgmental, expert information and support.
Phone: 0800 200 0247
Domestic Violence Assist
Specialises in assistance to obtain emergency injunctions to prevent victims from being further abused.
Phone: 0800 195 8699
Provides information and support to those concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.
Phone: 0808 808 8141
Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline
Free 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge.
Phone: 0808 200 0247
Men’s Advice Line
Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 801 0327
National Centre for Domestic Violence
Specialises in assistance to get emergency injunctions to prevent victims from being further abused.
Phone: 0800 970 2070
National Stalking Helpline
Provides support and legal guidance, how to report, how to gather evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk of stalking.
Phone: 0808 802 0300
Free and confidential help and support to victims of crimes, witnesses, their family and friends.
Phone: 0808 168 9111
Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ individuals.
Phone: 0800 999 5428
Live Fear Free helpline (Wales)
Ran by Welsh Women’s Aid providing expert advice and non-judgmental, confidential support.
Phone: 0808 801 0800
Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
A feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres throughout England and Wales.
Phone: 0808 802 9999
Offers help and advice for domestic violence perpetrators who wish to change.
Phone: 0808 802 4040
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Offers support to anyone who is experiencing or has experience domestic abuse and/forced marriage.
Phone: 0800 027 1234
Women’s Aid Federation (Northern Ireland)
Offers support for women and children who are experiencing domestic and sexual violence.
Phone: 0800 917 1414