National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247
The 24/7 freephone National DV Helpline can provide confidential advice for women experiencing domestic abuse, or others calling on their behalf, from anywhere in the UK. They can also point you towards domestic abuse organisations in your area.
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence and abuse against women and children. They co-run the National DV Helpline
ChildLine is a national counselling service for children and young people. If you’re a young person and you’re worried about something, big or small, you can speak to someone about it by calling ChildLine.
0808 800 5000
If you are an adult and you have concerns about a child, you can get free, confidential advice by calling the NSPCC Helpline, available 24hrs a day.
0808 802 9999
Freephone helpline for women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The helpline is open daily 12 – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm, for advice and support.
Men’s Advice Line:
0808 801 0327
Providing help and support for male victims of domestic violence. Calls are free. The helpline is open Mon to Fri, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
We support all LGBT+ people who’ve experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence
0800 999 5428 – National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 802 4040
Respect runs a confidential helpline for domestic violence perpetrators (male or female). They offer information and advice to support perpetrators stop their violence and change their abusive behaviours.
Helpline is open Mon – Fri, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.
Revenge Porn Helpline:
0845 6000 459
A dedicated support service for anyone affected by this issue in the UK. Victims come from all backgrounds, male and female, aged 18 – 60. Some incidents are perpetrated by ex partners, some by strangers, via hacking or stolen images.
0300 123 5058
24hr Helpline. The Ferns is a SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). They offer medical care and emotional support to any victim of rape and sexual assault.
Suffolk Rape Crisis:
0800 0850 520
Local support and confidential advice for women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Helpline is open Tues and Thurs, 7pm – 9pm.
Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership – Connect First
Our purpose is to work together and make sure there are arrangements for safeguarding people with care and support needs and act to minimise risk of harm and adopt a zero tolerance to abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is more than protection. It also means protecting the safety, independence and wellbeing of children and adults with care and support needs.
Human beings should live free from abuse, harm, exploitation and neglect.
Lighthouse Women’s Aid:
Head Office: 01473 220 770
For Advice: 01473 228 270
Lighthouse is a registered charity based in Suffolk. We provide advice, support and safe accommodation to women, young people and children who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. Our Community Centre based in Ipswich offers a wide variety of courses and support groups.