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Resources for women

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

National helplines


National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Call: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour service, live chat or email also available)


Live Fear Free helpline
Call: 0808 8010 800 (24-hour service, also available through text, email or live chat).


Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Call: 0800 027 1234 (24-hour service, live chat or email also available)

Northern Ireland

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline
Call: 0808 802 1414 (24-hour service, email also available)


Other national resources

For anyone concerned about harm to an older person. Call: 0808 808 8141

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Call: 0800 999 5428

Muslim Women's Network Helpline
National specialist faith and culturally sensitive helpline for those who are suffering from or at risk of abuse. Call: 0800 999 5786

NSPCC Helpline 
Support for professionals or family members concerned that a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM. Call: 0808 800 5000

African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls.

Daughters of Eve
Raises awareness about FGM and signposts to support services

The Dahlia Project
Supports women and girls who are survivors of FGM