Help and advice

If you need help now, call the national 24 hour helpline on

0808 2000 247

If you are in immediate danger, call the police on​​​​​​​


You can also read our advice for staying safe if you’ve fled.

How to recognise abuse

Information on recognising the signs of an abusive relationship, and what you can do next.

Leaving an abusive relationship

Practical information on preparing to leave an abusive relationship

Life after leaving

Support and advice on how to manage practically and emotionally if you’ve fled.

Our services

We help women and children both practically and emotionally with a number of services we provide.

For more information, see our services page.

Other support agencies

If you have suffered domestic violence or abuse, there are many different organisations which can help you with information and advice.

Please view a detailed list by visiting the Citizen’s Advice website.

The Topaz Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) and provides crisis support for adults who have been sexually assaulted or raped, including forensic examinations and access to healthcare and follow on support. 

For an appointment Tel: 0800 085 9993 (24 hour) or email: ​