Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Support for victims / survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Are you a victim/survivor of domestic abuse or are you worried about someone experiencing domestic abuse?

Domestic Abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

Support services

FJC: The centre is run by a skilled experienced team that works to provide you and your family access to support services. Our aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a safe way.

Telephone: 020 8688 0100 

The 24 hour National domestic helpline: The helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. 
Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Freedom Programme: Supporting women who have been victims of domestic violence.

RASAC: The RASAC Crisis centre in Croydon provides specialist support to female survivors of sexual violence. 
Telephone: 0808 802 9999

RESPECT: Behaviour-change courses run in small groups for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Family support services

CVA: promoting, support and developing effective voluntary action, community development and community involvement for the benefit of the whole community.

Women and Girls network: offering counselling and support for women who have experienced gender based violence.

Honour Based Violence: support and advice for victims of honour based violence.

Female Genital Violence: for anyone seeking advice or information on female genital violence.
Telephone: 0800 028 3550 (24-hour free helpline)

Samaritans: Support for individuals in their time of need.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

Crime Stoppers: For members of the public to pass on anonymous information on perpetrators of crime.
Telephone: 0800 555 111

Domestic Abuse Against Men

While it is a general perception the pain of domestic abuse is something endured only by women, domestic abuse & violence against men is more commonplace than is often realised.

Official statistics and surveys reveal what some would regard as a surprisingly high proportion of women inflict physical harm as well as emotional, psychological and coercive control over their male partner. The same is true in same-sex relationships.

Included in a 50-item collation of the latest available statistics compiled by ManKind Initiative, an organisation which supports male victims of domestic abuse, was its own freedom of information finding that a quarter (174,733) of those reporting domestic abuse to police forces in England and Wales in 2018 were men, up from 19.0% (73,000) in 2012. The massive jump in aggregate figures is partly explained by coercive control not being a crime in 2012.

Get Help Today

The ManKind Initiative offers support to male victims, to enable them and any children to escape from the domestic abuse. The charity, which is funded by donations from the public, runs a national helpline with a trained team providing practical advice, information, signposting and emotional support to victims or concerned friends, family members and work colleagues.

ManKind offers a one-day training course and other support services for professionals who support men enduring domestic abuse.

For confidential help, male victims of domestic abuse should call: 01823 334244

Further information is available on ManKind’s website.

 Contact Numbers:

  • Vanessa Richards - 020 8688 0100
  • Domestic Violence Helpline (24 hour) for Women - 0808 2000 247
  • Domestic Violence Helpline for Men - 0808 8010 327

Please click here to view a poster from IRIS.