A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.
Refuge’s network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.
The National Centre for Domestic Violence
Provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse
Helps families after fatal domestic abuse through listening, informing, guiding, advocating and enabling.
The UK membership association for domestic violence prevention programmes and integrated support services.
Welsh Women’s Aid
Represents local Women’s Aid Groups situated throughout Wales.
Scottish Women’s Aid
Represents local Women’s Aid Groups situated throughout Scotland.
Protection against Stalking
National charity which aims to create a consistent, professional and effective response to victims of stalking and harassment.
AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
A second tier organisation providing a range of services and support to professionals within the sector.
DVCN (Domestic Violence Co-ordinators Network)
Offers a hub for all those working in partnership on the issues of domestic violence.
National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses and their families.
Information and advice for individuals that are being monitored and spied on by abusers.
Support for men experiencing domestic abuse
Support for men who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Men’s Advice Line
A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people experiencing domestic abuse
Support for LGBT people experiencing domestic violence.
Support for LGBT people.
Working to achieve equality for LGBT people.
Promoting wellbeing in LGBT people.
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Promotes equality and dignity for LGBT people who seek asylum in the UK.
Supporting people affected by gender identity issues.
Support for those experiencing sexual abuse
Provides a range of services for women and girls who have been raped.
The Survivor’s Trust
The umbrella agency for sexual abuse support agencies (male and female).
Support for professionals working with children affected by domestic abuse
Specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.
National Association of Child Contact Centres
Promotes safe access for child contact across the UK.
Advice, practical support and campaigning for single parents.
Charity committed to ending child cruelty in the UK.
Support for professionals working with victims of stalking
Information and advice for professionals about the technology and types of risks involved for victims.
Independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.
Strategic vision to end violence against women and girls.
Department of Health
Information on their strategy to combat violence against women and children.
Home Office VAWG newsletter
News and information on Violence against Women and Girls from the Home Office.
Promotes greater transparency and consistency in sentencing.
Ministry of Justice
Work spans criminal, civil and family justice, democracy and rights.
National Probation Service
A key part of the criminal justice system for England and Wales.
National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA)
Improving public safety by building capability and providing expertise to police forces.
Association of Chief Police Offices (ACPO)
Brings together the expertise and experience of chief police officers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Crown Prosecution Service
Responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.
Attorney General’s Office
Provides high quality legal and strategic policy advice and support to the Attorney General and the Solicitor General.
Legal Services Commission
Runs the legal aid scheme in England and Wales.
Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee and honour-based violence (HBV) organisations
A national second-tier charity dedicated to the development of the BAMER Violence against women and girls sector.
Southall Black Sisters
Campaigns on behalf of women’s rights and has a resource centre for women experiencing abuse.
BAWSO support people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds in Wales who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse.
Newham Asian Women’s Project
Provides advice and support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Provides temporary, safe, supportive housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women experiencing domestic abuse.
Supports all victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
Forced Marriage Unit
Provides direct casework and information to anyone who is forced into marriage.
This project supports victims of ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage in the North East.
Nowe życie bez przemocy (A new life without violence)
Information for victims of domestic violence who are Polish and who live in England and Wales.
Border and Immigration Agency
The government department responsible for immigration.
Office of the
Immigration Services Commissioner
Regulates the provision of immigration advice.
Immigration Advisory Service
Provides advice on immigration and asylum law to those who are eligible.
Action on Elder Abuse
Works to protect and prevent the abuse of older adults.
Aims to improve later life for everyone through information, campaigning and training.
Information for people with learning difficulties who have suffered abuse.
Rights of Women
Committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.
Housing association which provides general needs housing and supported housing services targeted towards helping some of society’s most vulnerable people. Home Group has a domestic abuse service finder.
One Space is a community for single parents with support from experienced parenting facilitators bringing together essential information, interactive learning & friendly forums for peer support. It is a lifeline to many who are parenting alone.
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 (‘FMA’)