Domestic Violence and Abuse - Contact details for advice and support

JUNE 2014

National Services

Women's Aid — www.womensaid.orq. Refuge

These two key charity's work together to provide a 24 hour a day advice line, which is:

The National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247

Women's Aid and Refuge provide refuge accommodation throughout the country for women and children who may need to flee their homes due to domestic abuse. Both web sites provide excellent comprehensive information for victims, survivors, children, professionals, and those wishing to support a friend. Some of the information is available in a wide variety of community languages.

National Stalking Helpline —

A telephone advice line is available for anyone who is, or has been affected by stalking or harassment — 0808 8020 300 the website is also comprehensive for professionals and those experiencing stalking. The helpline is staffed 9.30 — 4pm weekdays except Wednesday, when it is open between 1-4pm

Victim Support — Domestic violence and abuse victims can call 0845 3030 9000 (may initially who go to an answer phone — don't be put off)

Karma Nirvana —

A telephone helpline for all victims and survivors of forced marriage and 'honour' based violence — 0800 5999 247 the website is a good source of information for professionals and those seeking support.

Mankind Initiative —

Helpline for men are experiencing domestic violence and abuse — 0182 333 4244 The website provides further support and information. The helpline is available Mon to Fri between 10-4pm and 7-9pm.

Men's Advice Line —

Comprehensive website for victims and professionals

Call the helpline on 0808 801 0327 this is available Mon-Fri between 9-5pm. This service is run and managed by RESPECT.

Broken Rainbow

The telephone helpline is for LGB&T people who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse — call 0300 999 5428 or freephone Mon &Thurs 10-8pm Tues & Wed 10-5pm. Tue 1­5pm is a Trans specific service

The website is full of information for victims, friends, family and supporting professionals

Survivors UK —

A helpline is also provided for men who have been raped or sexually abused Call 0845 122 1201 this is available Mon &Tue 7-9.30pm and Thurs 12-2.30pm

Childline —

0800 1111 24hr helpline for children and young people to talk in confidence. User friendly website for information, message boards, chat and e-mail.

RESPECT — 0808 802 40 40 40 — Helpline for Men wanting to make changes to their abusive behaviour — Call Mon — Fri 9am — 5pm.

Safe at Home —This multi agency service provides a comprehensive range of support for victims who are currently experiencing domestic violence and abuse. The service also provides a voluntary group work programme for men who perpetrate domestic abuse and want to make changes. Call 0800 915 1561 — Mon-Thurs 9-5pm and Fridays 9-4.30pm. The service is available to residents of the Wakefield district.

Rosalie Ryrie Foundation — mail -

Call 01924 315 140 — This voluntary sector service works with victims, children and perpetrators of domestic abuse. The project is based in Wakefield but may work with people from outside the area. It is advisable to call the project to see if they are able to accommodate before asking your patient or client to call, as funding issues may restrict the service.

Well Women Centre —

A women's only service that provides a wide range of support and advice. Counselling is available, as is a group work programme that is beneficial for women who are or have experienced domestic violence and abuse. The group is called the Freedom Programme and is a 12 week rolling programme. Call 01924 211114 or visit the easy comprehensive website.

The Vulnerable Adults Service — Formally the Open Door Project Wakefield Support with emergency accommodation and housing issues. Call 01924 304 360 or 01924 304 362

Police Safeguarding Unit — This is a specialised unit within the police who deal with domestic violence and abuse.

For Wakefield call 01924 878398 and for Kirklees call 01924 431135 or 01924 335073

IDAT — Integrated Domestic Abuse Team — This team provide a range of support including counselling, legal advice and refuge accommodation to residents of Kirklees. Call 01924 431491 for further information and advice.


The Star project — (Surviving Trauma After Rape)

This service offers support, counselling and information to men and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The service can be accessed by those aged 14yrs or over who live in West Yorkshire. It is not for those who have suffered sexual abuse as children.

Call 01924 298954 Mon — Fri 9-5pm, counselling can take place outside of these hours

KABWA — Kirklees Asian and Black Women's Welfare Association

Call 01484 304338 - This is a specialist service for women from a BME background, providing support, advice and emergency accommodation. Some community languages accommodated.

Pennine Domestic Violence Group

This group provides a number of comprehensive support services including a 24hour helpline for those experiencing domestic abuse in the Pennine region Call 0800 0527 222. The partnership provides emergency accommodation via Huddersfield Women's Aid.