Violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is under-reported yet very common. This guide offers information and links to organisations that can provide help and support.


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Below are some phone numbers and opening hours of helplines you can call to get tailored advice and support.

Helpline details

Forced Marriage Unit

Helpline for people who are worried they might be forced into marriage or are worried about a friend or relative.


Helpline providing specialist confidential support to LGBT+ communities, their family and friends, and the agencies supporting them.

London Survivors Gateway

Freephone support for victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and help to access specialist services in London.

Men's Advice Line

A confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

  • Phone: 0808 801 0327 (Mondays and Wednesdays 9.00am-8.00pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am-5.00pm)

Modern Slavery helpline

24-hour helpline for adult victims of modern slavery in need of assistance or nominated First Responders.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge is a national service for women experiencing domestic abuse. Their family, friends, colleagues and others can call on their behalf.

National Stalking Helpline

Helpline that provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

  • Phone: 0808 802 0300 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-4.00pm and Wednesday 1.00pm-4.00pm)


Helpline if you are worried about a child, or would like information on abuse, positive parenting or child safety. 

Rape Crisis

Helpline for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Respect Phoneline

Confidential helpline offering advice, information and support to help you stop being violent and abusive to your partner.

Revenge Pornography helpline

The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK’s only service dedicated to supporting all adults who have been a victim of intimate image abuse.

Rights of Women

London family law advice line.

  • Phone: 020 7608 1137 (Monday 11.00am-1.00pm, Tuesday 2.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am to midday and 2.00pm-4.00pm)

Solidarity in crisis

Out-of-hours phone and in-person support service to help find the right support for you through your crisis.

  • Phone: 0300 123 1922 (Monday-Friday 6.00pm to midnight, Saturday and Sunday midday to midnight)