If you or someone you support is at risk of immediate serious harm you should contact the Police on 999. For non-emergency situations you can contact them on 101.


Sources of help, information and advice include:

  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline: a free helpline open 24-hours a day, in confidence – 0808 2000 247. You can also chat to them online, live: Monday – Friday, 3pm – 10pm.
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: Emotional & practical support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people experiencing domestic abuse. Open Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm – 0800 999 5428
  • Samaritans: a charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They have a free phoneline open 24/7 – 116 123.
  • Rights of Women: A charity that provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. They run advice lines which provide vital free and confidential legal advice to women, find out more information here.
  • FLOWS: FLOWS, which stands for Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors, is a legal support service, designed to help protect women against domestic abuse.
  • Liberty: Liberty’s Human Rights Information Line provides free legal information in response to questions about public law and human rights law within England and Wales. They cannot provide specific legal advice on an ongoing legal case, but will do their best to explain the legal background to your situation and offer some practical next steps. You can call them on 0800 988 8177, Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm and Tuesdays 12pm to 2pm.
  • Citizens Advice: Citizens Advice provides free, independent and confidential legal advice, and can help you find a solicitor. To receive advice, contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). You can find your local CAB using their website or by calling their advice line: Wales 03444 77 20 20, England 03444 111 444 (Calls to this service cost the same as calling 01 and 02 numbers)
  • Law Centres: Law Centres provide a free and independent professional legal service to people who live or work in their area. You can find details of your nearest law centre via the Law Centres Federation website.
  • Law Society: The Law Society has an online directory of law firms and solicitors, which can help you find a lawyer. They do not provide legal advice themselves.
  • Victim Support: Provide free and confidential support 24 /7 for people affected by crime and traumatic events, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police. Free and confidential support line – 08 08 16 89 111
  • Support Through Court: A charity dedicated to providing free, independent assistance to people facing proceedings without legal representation
  • We are advocate: the national charity finding free legal help from barristers in any area of law and in any court or tribunal across England and Wales.