If you are experiencing domestic abuse you may feel ashamed, alone, frightened, confused and humiliated. You have the right to live free from abuse and to not be afraid. You are not to blame and not alone. You may contact:


Live Fear Free - 

0808 80 10 800

The national free support and information service for women, children and men in Wales who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse. Open 24 hours.


Broken Rainbow -

0300 999 5428

National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.


ChildLine -

0800 11 11

Their phone line available all day every day for children and young people. They give advice and information on a whole range of issues that effect young people. Games and DVDs, agony aunt style question and answers.


DYN Helpline (for men) - 

0808 801 0321

Provides support to men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner. Provides a confidential listening service, helpline, information on safety planning, options, local services and a legal FAQ.


Forced Marriage Unit -

020 7008 0151

Out of hours 020 2048 9800

Trained professionals offer confidential advice and assistance to:

  • those who have been forced into marriage
  • those at risk of being forced into marriage
  • people worried about friends or relatives
  • professionals working with actual or potential victims.




The NSPCC protects children across the UK providing a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national help lines and local projects.


Samaritans (Cardiff) -

029 2034 4022

The Samaritans talk to people about difficult feelings. They have wide experience and have learned a lot about what really helps. They help you explore your options, understand problems better, or just show you that someone is always prepared to care.


Victim Support -

0845 3030900

A national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. A national voice for victims and witnesses. The charity campaigns for change.



Support and Information

BAWSO (Black Association of Women Step Out) BME (Black and Ethnic Minority) -

02920 644633

BAWSO support people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse, including Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Trafficking and Prostitution.


BBC - Health -

News items, articles, and links based around the subject of domestic violence. Support is offered through links and contacts.


Hafan Cymru -

01267 225555

Housing association dedicated to preventing abuse and promoting independence for women, men and children.


MEWN Cymru -

Minority Ethnic Women's Network Wales (MEWN Cymru) is an umbrella body representing ethnic minority (visible and non visible) women across Wales regardless of their age, religious observance, ethnicity or life choices.


Respect -

020 7549 0578

Respect is the UK association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services. The aim is to end violence and abuse in intimate and close family relationships. A key focus is on increasing the safety and well-being of victims by promoting, supporting, delivering and developing effective interventions with perpetrators.


Women’s Aid -

Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

Scottish Women's Aid

Welsh Women's Aid

Women's Aid, Republic of Ireland

Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland


Welsh Women’s Aid -

WWA is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid Groups situated across Wales.

The site provides a ‘contact us’ form for general queries to Welsh Women’s Aid. Queries may be passed on to WWA’s sister agency, the All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline, for specialist support.


Domestic Abuse. What it is and Where to Get Help -

Home Office 3 steps to escaping Domestic Violence -