In an emergency, always phone 999.
020 8943 8188
Provides practical, emotional and advocacy support to male and female victims of domestic abuse. They offer expert guidance and support for victims going through civil and criminal courts and can provide advice on safety, housing, benefits and child contact arrangements.
The service also runs the One Stop Shop, a weekly drop-in for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse in Richmond upon Thames.
0808 802 5565
Offers free and confidential specialist advice, information and support to women and girls on any issues relating to domestic and sexual violence, including: personal safety, legal options and processes, No Recourse to Public Funds, emotional wellbeing, housing and homelessness (including accessing a refuge space), debt and welfare benefits, and child related concerns.
0808 801 0770
Offers free and confidential specialist emotional support for women and girls who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence and abuse. Also signpost to sources of advice about the legal, housing, medical and benefits systems.
0808 2000 247
This Freephone 24 hour, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone. All calls are completely confidential. It offers translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
Call Richmond Police on 101.
Or contact the Community Safety Unit (CSU) on 0208 721 5888. The CSU investigates hate crime, including domestic violence, in the Borough. Officers are specially trained to deal with these crimes. Sapphire is a unit of specialist officers whose role is to investigate rapes and other serious sexual violence. This includes providing care and support to the victims, as well as investigating the offence to the satisfaction of the victim and bringing the offender to justice.
My Decision gives victims of rape or sexual assault information on the choices available if they feel unsure about reporting to the Police.
0808 1689 111
If you've been a victim of any crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, Victim Support can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through. Services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
020 8547 5008 (office hours) or 020 8770 5000 (evenings and weekends).
Contact SPA if you are concerned that a child is being abused or affected by domestic abuse.
A free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people.
Run workshops, programs and groups for women and children affected by domestic abuse.
080 8801 0327
A free confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner, ex-partner or other family member.
020 3598 3898
Provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
0207 008 0151
A public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as those who are worried about a friend or relative or professionals dealing with cases.
0800 599 9247
Helps people to escape from forced marriage and honour-based violence.
020 8961 6549/ 5701
A specialist women's organisation, providing support to BMER (Black, Minority, Ethnic, Refugee) women and children across London and provides advice and information, counselling, advocacy, outreach and support groups and services.
Domestic abuse affects approximately one in four lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in their lifetimes. This may include abuse related to their sexual orientation or gender identity, such as threatening to ‘out’ someone to their work or family.
0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428
National LGBT domestic violence helpline providing confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities and agencies supporting them.
020 8305 5000
A LGBT domestic violence service.
015 2789 4838
Supports all those affected by gender identity issues
020 7704 2040
Provides advice and support to lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people who have experienced homophobic or transphobic hate crime or violence in the Greater London area, including sexual abuse.
020 7359 5767
Provides free confidential advice on safe housing for LGBT domestic abuse victims in London.
020 7633 9181
Provides services including group programmes and 1-2-1 sessions for adult perpetrators of domestic abuse, a project working with 11-18 year olds using violence in their relationships, and support for partners of perpetrators.
020 7267 8713
Offers counselling and psychotherapy for angry, abusive or violent men and for men and women with emotional, relationship and sexual problems.
020 8855 7564
Provides two parallel services: a violence intervention programme for perpetrators of domestic violence and a women's support service for the (ex-) partners of perpetrators.
0808 802 4040
A confidential and anonymous helpline for domestic violence perpetrators looking for help to address their behaviour.