Are you suffering domestic abuse?
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse. Abusers and victims can be any gender, any race or religion and from all different types of background. Domestic abuse can be carried out by partners or ex partners, extended family, friends or carers. It can involve physical violence, threat of physical violence, sexual violence, financial control, psychological and emotional abuse or intimidation.
There are local and national agencies that can provide advice or help you if you are a victim of domestic abuse. These are:
Phone 101 or in an emergency phone 999 to receive immediate support. The Police can also assist in an emergency situation by contacting other support agencies.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
0800 027 1234 (24 hour service)
Provides confidential information and support to anyone affected by forced marriage or domestic abuse.
Scottish Women's Aid
Phone: 0131 226 6606
Provides advice, support and safe accommodation for women (and their children) who have been abused.
Shakti Women's Aid
Phone: 0131 475 2399
Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid
Phone: 0141 353 0859
Provides advice, support and safe temporary refuge accommodation for Asian, black and minority ethnic women and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland)
Phone: 0808 800 0024
Supports men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Men's Advice Line
Phone: 0808 801 0327
For men experiencing domestic abuse from their current or ex-partner.
Victim Support Scotland
Phone: 0141 553 2415
Provides information and support for victims and witnesses of crime.
Rape Crisis Scotland
Phone: Helpline on 0141 331 4180
Provides a rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence.
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30 or 0800 999 5428
Provides help and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.