How to get help

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and want to stop the violence or leave, there are many agencies that can offer support. You don't have to suffer in silence. You will need advice and support, legal protection, measures to keep you safe in your home or to find a new home, childcare arrangements, financial and practical support.

Agencies offering advice and support

Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) Service

The Woman’s Trust’s Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service is a 24-hour specialist support agency that will be able to assess your risk and create an individual safety plan and support you through any action you may decide to take.

The IDVA Service offers an independent and confidential listening ear to provide the following services:

  • a risk assessment, direction and advice
  • appointments and full safety plan if you are at serious risk of harm
  • information on your rights and options
  • legal advice, direction and support through civil courts
  • advocacy and support through criminal procedures
  • referral to on-going support services
  • advocacy and referral to other appropriate support service
  • referral to in-house, 1:1, and group counseling

Woman’s Trust

The Woman's Trust offers advice and support to women in abusive relationships. You can contact them on tel. 020 7034 0303 / 0304 (9.30am to 5pm) or 0774 708 0964 (24hr emergency service).

Eaves Women’s Aid

Refuges, resettlement, outreach, advocacy and floating support. Tel: 0845 880 3005 or 020 7735 2062 (9.30am to 4.30pm).


Refuge and short term supported housing and free, confidential support and advice. Tel: 020 8960 4202.

Kensington and Chelsea Victim Support

Free, confidential support services for all victims of crime (including male victims). Tel: 020 7259 2424 (9am to 5pm); Supportline: 0845 30 30 900.

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic speaking women of all ages. Tel: 020 8969 2292.

DVIP / Al-Aman

Violence Prevention Programme for abusers and a Women’s Support Service for their partners. Al-Aman is similar project for the Arabic speaking community. Tel: 0208 563 2250.

If you want to report any abuse or discuss concerns in relation to children and young people please contact or tel: 020 7361 3013.

In an emergency call the Police on 999.