Women’s Aid – A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.
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.
Refuge – 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.
Victim Support – National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses and their families.
Digital Stalking – Information and advice for individuals that are being monitored and spied on by abusers.
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.
Respect – The UK membership association for domestic violence prevention programmes and integrated support services.
Support for Men Experiencing Domestic Abuse
Dyn Project – 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
Galop – Support for LGBT people experiencing domestic violence.
Stonewall – Working to achieve equality for LGBT people.
PACE – Promoting well being in LGBT people.
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group – Promotes equality and dignity for LGBT people who seek asylum in the UK.
Gender Trust – Supporting people affected by gender identity issues.
Support for those experiencing sexual abuse
Rape Crisis – 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).
SARSAS – Provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse.
Support for professionals working with children affected by domestic abuse
Coram Children’s Legal Centre – 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.
Gingerbread – Advice, practical support and campaigning for single parents.
NSPCC – Charity committed to ending child cruelty in the UK.
Cafcass – Represents children in family court cases, making sure that children’s voices are heard and decisions are taken in their best interests.
Home Office – Strategic vision to end violence against women and girls.
Sentencing Council – 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.
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.
Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee and honour-based violence (HBV) organisations
IMKAAN – 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 – BAWSO support people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds in Wales who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse.
Ashian – Provides temporary, safe, supportive housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women experiencing domestic abuse.
Karma Nirvana – Supports all victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
Halo Project – 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.
Rights of Women – Committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.
Home Group – Housing association which provides general needs housing and supported housing services targeted towards helping some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 (‘FMA’)