Skip links

If you missed the Domestic Abuse conference – you can still access a wealth of speakers resources

Here are a wealth of resources from the excellent conference held on the morning on 18th May.


‘It Could Be You’.    Speaker Information 

EVA Women’s Aid


Office Phone: 01642 490677 or 07525591971 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)


Our office is at:
EVA Women’s Aid
86 High Street
TS10 3DL



By phone

North Yorkshire and Barnsley helpline on: 03000 110 110

Sheffield helpline on: 0808 808 2241

By Email

email at:


The UKPAC is a sub-committee of the Federation Programme Action Team, which is a member  of  the management board of  Federation Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Limited. –  The UK Programme Action Team deals specifically with UK Clubs, their Programme work and UK issues

Staying Put 



Tel 0808 2800 999

Centre for Women’s Justice

Centre for Women’s Justice
Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
Bethnal Green
E2 6HG

White Ribbon

White Ribbon UK, 

Unit 28, The Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, 

England, HX7 7BY, United Kingdom

01422 417327

Chris Green O.B.E. ( Equality)
Founder White Ribbon Campaign UK,
UN Leader of Men
Twitter -@ chrisstevengre2 in process

Information re Bookmarks and SIYAMS

Pat Kilbane

Other Resources 

Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, 

run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247.


Please get organisations you work with to sign up to this 

Who we are

The Global Network of Women’s Shelters is an alliance of regional shelter networks around the world. We are the global voice for survivors of gender-based violence and the shelters that serve them. We connect and represent helplines, crisis centers, counseling and community services, and shelters. Working from a human rights and feminist perspective, we strive to meet the needs of all survivors.

On you will find trustworthy gender-based violence helplines and NGOs for almost every country in the world. Every helpline or organization on this website is safe, will provide a listening ear, understands what victims need, is part of a broader crisis-help network, and can answer your questions or call for help. Our regional representative know what services are reliable and available in their region, to ensure this directory helps victims at the moment they need it most. But the Leading question is: would you send your loved one, your sister, your friend to this organization?

The general guidelines are that an entered helpline or local organization should:

  • be an organization that helps women and their children / girls fleeing violence
  • know what gender-based violence means to a person
  • be in solidarity with the survivor involved
  • can refer to appropriate (crisis)help
  • provide anonymous help if needed
  • protect survivors confidentially

And ideally offers support that is:

  • free of charge
  • accessible without third party involvement
  • available 24/7
  • accessible for all survivors

The campaign provides open-source tools and resources for individuals and organisations to take action and get involved in making a difference. Together we can challenge the myths and misconceptions around these issues, share resources and information, and ultimately work together to make real positive change.

UK SAYS NO MORE is working with HSBC and TSB banks, Boots UK, Morrisons, Superdrug pharmacies, Well pharmacies and independent pharmacies across the UK to provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse. You can use a Safe Space in whichever way works for you. They provide a safe and discrete way to reach out to friends and family, and contact specialist support services.

Online Safe Spaces 


Online Safe Spaces are currently available on over 50 national websites including Royal Mail, Post Office, Thames Water, Network Rail and Centrica amongst others.

Online Safe Spaces is widget you can add on to your website, enabling those experiencing domestic abuse to access support by clicking on the Safe Spaces logo/widget on your homepage. It is 100% safe for users as it leaves no internet history and can not be used to trace users and most of all is it free to install and use.


Registered office Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB

Main Reception: +44 (0) 20 7378 3100

Voicemail box: +44 (0) 20 3879 3700

Hestia is one of the largest providers of domestic abuse refuges in London and South East and the main organisation supporting victims of modern slavery in the capital.

Rebuilding Lives

Rebuilding Lives UK empowers survivors of domestic abuse on the road to recovery
by helping them with emotional support, home maintenance, security and repair”

Rebuilding Lives UK
International House
61 Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3HZ

Email for General Enquiries


Nation Helpline Contact
England Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Online live chat
Web form 
Northern Ireland Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline 0808 802 1414
Online live chat 
Scotland Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline 0800 027 1234
Online live chat 
Wales Live Fear Free 0808 80 10 800
Online live chat
UK-wide The Men’s Advice Line run by Respect is a confidential helpline specifically for male victims. 0808 801 0327 

Bright Sky app

Bright Sky is a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else.

The app can be downloaded for free from the app stores. Only download the app if it is safe for you to do so and if you are sure that your phone isn’t being monitored.

Women’s Aid local support services directory

Women’s Aid have a directory of domestic abuse support services across the UK.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are worried about friends or family, you can access the Women’s Aid live chat service 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm.

Victim Support

Victim Support run these services for victims and survivors of any abuse or crime, regardless of when it occurred or if the crime was reported to the police:

Ask for ANI codeword

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.

Check whether someone has an abusive past

If you are concerned that a new, former or existing partner has an abusive past you can ask the police to check under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (also known as ‘Clare’s Law’). This is your ‘right to ask’. If records show that you may be at risk of domestic abuse, the police will consider disclosing the information. A disclosure can be made if it is legal, proportionate and necessary to do so.

If you are concerned about a friend or family member, you can apply for a disclosure on behalf of someone you know.

You can make a request to the police for information about a person’s previous violent offending in person at the police station or elsewhere, by telephone, by email, online or as part of a police investigation. Support agencies and services can also help you ask the police about this.

Domestic Abuse Commissioner

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner is an independent voice that speaks on behalf of victims and survivors. The Commissioner will use her statutory powers, which are set out in the Domestic Abuse Bill, to raise public awareness and hold both agencies and government to account in tackling domestic abuse.


National Centre for Domestic Violence

Information about the government statement on its agreement to ratify the Istanbul Convention – but with reservations that exclude migrant women – on the I C Change website:

Amanda Findlay from SI Newbury, in our Region, what FlagDV is (in her name on Zoom) she says she works for FlagDV – Free Legal Advice Group for those experiencing Domestic Violence – we cover Thames Valley and surrounding areas – informing people of their rights and legal options..

Orange Badge SIGBI – £1.50 plus P&P…..

The Instanbul Convention

Debated in parliament on 17.5.22

This came in after the Event re Training of Magistrates in Scotland re Domestic Abuse Coutrs 

 The judicial Institute reacted the introduction of the new Domestic Act 2018 by creating an online training toolkit titled DARK: Domestic Abuse Resource Toolkit that became mandatory for all Sherrifs and Judges but not Justice of the Peace (equivalent of Magistrates in England I think) to complete along with a full day’s training at JI . This took a full year to complete with a mop up session at the beginning of 2021. 

This course has proved a huge success for all and the I think the Judicial College – England’s equivalent were looking at implementing something similar- 

Here’s a link to the legislation: