Our phone line issue has now been resolved. Please do bear with us, our lines are very busy, especially on Mondays. We have as many people answering the telephones as possible but during busy periods there will be likely be delays in your call being answered. Where possible, please use the eConsult service.
DSVA – Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse
For independent confidential advice call:Devon's domestic abuse helpline 0345 155 1074Rape crisis helpline 0808 802 9999
0345 155 1074
Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services
We offer confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in Devon.It doesn't matter if the abuse took place yesterday or twenty years ago, we are here to help. We are excellent listeners and we will always believe you.
01392 204 174
Devon County Council
Domestic violence and abuse occurs when one person in an intimate personal or family relationship uses violence or abuse to maintain power and control over the other person.
Are you being pressured to get married against your will? Do you fear to bring shame or dishonour on your family? Have you been emotionally or physically abused? Are you confused about what they say scripture demands of you? Do you worry about being disowned?
0800 5999 247
Opoka is a specialist service working to stop domestic violence against women and children in the Polish community our aims to help create a world free of domestic violence against Polish women and their children where women feel safe, secure and can engage and participate in society.
0300 365 1700
Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.
020 7008 0151
We are continuing to support LGBT+ who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence and/or domestic abuse while remote working. Referrals to access these services can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing our online referral form. We can provide support through telephone, email, text and WhatsApp.
0800 999 5428
Respect Men’s advice line
Are you being abused? Have you changed the way you behave because you are frightened of your partner’s reaction?
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone. The Helpline can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; call us them more information. They can also support you to find other specialist services in your community, which can provide support whether or not you have left your partner.
0808 2000 247
Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support
Survivors UK help sexually abused men, as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes.
National organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.
0808 802 9999
Every single day Refuge works tirelessly to support thousands of women and children experiencing domestic violence and other forms of gender based violence.
0808 2000 247
As an independent charity, we work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.
08 08 16 89 111