Directory of help—organisations for domestic abuse
This is a brief guide for survivors and those supporting them to some of the key organisations that provide support.
This directory is not a complete listing of all help available – a web search will identify more local organisations and other national and international organisations in the UK and abroad.
Abused Men In Scotland: 03300 949 395 (9am-4pm Mon-Fri)
Fearless Scotland: 0131 624 7266 – works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations.
Galop helpline: 0800 999 5428 (Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm) for LGBT+ people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse; and for people supporting a survivor of domestic abuse; friends, families and those working with a survivor. A webchat function is also available Wednesday and Thursday 5pm – 8pm.
The LGBT Domestic Abuse project works across Scotland to raise awareness of LGBT people's experiences of domestic abuse and improve service responses to LGBT people who experience domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence.
Men's Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 (10am-1pm and 2-5pm Monday to Friday) – confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse.
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) offer advice and support on all aspect of child abuse. They are responsible for operating ChildLine and also offer a dedicated telephone contact for adults with concerns. This particular link focuses on domestic abuse with a link to a child's story, early warning signs to look out for, keeping children safe from Domestic Abuse and research on the harm such abuse can cause to children.
Police Scotland has guidance on domestic abuse which includes how to make a police report, the Disclosure Scheme, partners and other organisations that can help you. Police Scotland can also be contacted by phone on 101.
Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline: 08088 01 03 02 (6pm – 12 midnight, daily) – provides crisis support for anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234 (24 hours)—run by Safer Scotland
White Ribbon Campaign UK is part of a global movement to put a stop to male violence against women and girls. It aims to educate and raise awareness of violence against women, and to engage men in these issues.