AVA does not provide direct services to victims,
perpetrators or children: we work with the agencies that do provide
We have produced some
resources that you may find useful.
Our Unsafe Relationships guides provide advice for
friends, family, parents and partners. You can view and download
them via these links:
How to help your
mates is an advice leaflet for young people
A step by step guide for young women on what to
do and who can help if you're experiencing relationship abuse.
If you are a victim needing help please try one of
0808 2000 247
24 hour helpline operated in partnership with Women's Aid and
Sexual Violence Helpline
0808 802 9999
12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the
year operated by Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre
National Stalking Helpline
0808 802 0300
9.30am-4pm weekdays (except Wed
Women's Aid is a 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. Also
provide an online survivor forum.
Refuge is a UK charity offering support to women and children
experiencing domestic violence.
Honour Network Helpline
0800 5999 247
Operated by Karma Nirvana, the helpline is unique as those who
call have the option to speak to a survivor whose experience is
invaluable in supporting the caller's decision making process.
Provides a support network for women and men who are
experiencing forced marriage or so called honour based
Men's Advice Line
0808 801 0327
The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men
experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This
includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
0300 999 5428
(Mon & Thu 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 10am-5pm)
Providing the national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
trans people experiencing domestic violence.
See also The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership which joins
together a number of services: www.lgbtdap.org.uk
LGBT* Domestic Abuse Advocacy Service
0207 354 6312 / 07908 514 748
Weekly Drop-In: Tuesday Mornings 10.30-12pm
at Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre, 2b Hogarth Road,
London, SW5 OPT
Londonwide confidential housing, legal, and safety advice,
advocacy, sign-posting, emotional support, and one to one tenancy
sustainment in partnership with Stonewall
0808 802 9999
12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm every day
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the
national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and
0808 808 0700
Open Thursdays 10am-4pm
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.
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for 130
specialist voluntary sector agencies providing a range of
counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women,
men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence
and childhood sexual abuse.
Free and confidential advice for children and young people
provided by phone, email, message boards and online chat.
Provides advocacy, advice and support services in the UK for
migrant domestic workers.
020 7735 2062
Provides accomodation and outreach support to women who have
been trafficked into prostitution.
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If you are a perpetrator needing help please
0808 802 4040
Phoneline for people who are concerned about their abusive
behaviour towards a partner or family member.
Stop It Now
0808 1000 900
Support for people who are looking to stop inappropriate
thoughts or behaviour towards children.
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