Refuge

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  • Abuse & trauma
  • Children & young people
  • Relationship support

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Refuge are the UK’s largest provider of specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and other forms of gender based violence. This includes: sexual violence, stalking, prostitution, human trafficking and modern-day slavery, female genital mutilation (FGM), so-called ‘honour’-based violence, and forced marriage. Although they mostly work with women, Refuge also support male victims of domestic violence.

Refuge provides emergency accommodation for women and children through a national network of refuges. Their expert refuge staff, Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) and Community Outreach Workers offer practical advice, and confidential, non-judgmental support to keep women safe and help them rebuild their lives.

Refuge runs the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. We have a separate guide entry for information about their Men’s Advice Line.

They also provide a number of resources on their website, including a guide to recognising abuse, a basic guide to legal options, planning to leave, keeping safe and how to support a loved one experiencing violence.

To receive support and find out about services in your area, call the Helpline or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk to arrange a safe time to be called back.

Covid update 08/02/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Refuge directly for the latest information.

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Refuge, 4th Floor International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN