Organisations

Here you will find information, useful links and contact details of organisations who can help those affected by domestic abuse.
 
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 (24-hour freephone)
     
  • Police Community Safety Unit - 020 8246 0226 or 020 8246 0292
    A specialist unit dealing with all domestic abuse, including same sex domestic abuse. Trained officers investigate cases, take statements, and give advice on legal options and safety issues, as well as putting victims of domestic abuse in touch with local support services.
     
  • The Angelou Partnership  - 0808 801 0660 (Freephone) or 020 8741 7008
    Free counselling, advocacy and support service for women and girls aged 13+ in Kensington and Chelsea.
     
  • Victim Support Kensington and Chelsea - 020 7259 2424
    Free, confidential support for victims of crime, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police. Victim Support is able to explore different options and help to increase safety. It can provide information on police, legal and housing procedures and referral to solicitors and other agencies that can help. Victim Support is open to anyone experiencing domestic abuse, including male victims.
     
  • Local Safeguarding Children's Board
     
  • Visit the Staying Safe pages of the People First website.
    People First offers a wide range of information for residents in Kensington and Chelsea.
     
  • Refuge  
    Supports women and children through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services
     
  • Men’s Advice Line - 0808 801 0327
    Support for male victims of domestic abuse.
     
  • Respect  - The Respect Phoneline 0808 802 4040
    Respect work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people. Confidential information and advice to help perpetrators stop their violence and change their abusive behaviours; information for domestic violence perpetrator programmes.
     
  • Broken Rainbow  - 0800 999 5428 
    National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them.
     
  • Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) - 020 7008 0151
    Advice if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.
     
  • Changing your name 
    Visit the www.gov.uk website for information about changing your name by deed poll.