Get help if you are experiencing abuse

At SafeLives we provide research, training and support to frontline domestic abuse services and professionals – we are not a domestic abuse service providing direct support to people experiencing abuse.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, are worried about a friend/family member, or would like more information about spotting the signs of abuse, immediate help is available.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are not in immediate danger, please call one of the following helplines: 

England: Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 
0808 2000 247 (run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge) 

Northern Ireland Women's Aid: 0800 917 1414

Scottish Domestic Abuse: 0800 027 1234

Wales Domestic Abuse: 0808 80 10 800

Male Advice & Enquiry: 0808 801 0327

Respect helpline: 0808 802 4040 (for men worried that they may be harming someone else)

Dyn Wales/Dyn Cymru: 0808 801 0321    

Galop: 0800 999 5428 (national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic abuse)

Forced Marriage Unit: 0207 008 0151

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