Women & Girls

We offer specialist support for self-identifying women and girls affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence.

Children and young people in your family may also be affected, directly or indirectly. We can help.

You are not alone. We understand, and we believe you.

National 24hr Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

National Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999

Concerned your behaviour is abusive? Choose to stop!

Call RESPECT 0808 802 4040

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Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial abuse in an intimate or family type relationship. It includes stalking and harassment, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ crimes and female genital mutilation. Rarely a one-off incident, domestic abuse forms a pattern of coercive, controlling behaviour which can get worse over time.

In the UK 2 women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner.

Sexual abuse is any form of unwanted sexual activity. It includes rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and any other sexual contact or behaviour that happens without consent.

1 in 6 women will be affected by sexual violence or abuse in their lifetime.

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