By visiting this site, you've taken the first step towards doing something about domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is wrong. There are people who can help you. Use the links on the right to see services which support people affected by domestic abuse. Calls to 0800/08088 and 0300 numbers are free from landlines and some mobiles. You do not have to give your name. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Police

If you are in immediate danger phone 999 (even if mobile out of credit).

The police will speak to you separately from your partner / ex-partner. Their first priority is the safety of you and any children.

999

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline

Help and information on your options. Can tell you about services which can help you.

0800 027 1234

Anytime

Scottish Women's Aid

National office of the network of local groups providing information, support and safe refuge for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. There are local Women's Aid groups all over Scotland.

0131 226 6606

Office hours

w www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline

Crisis support and information for anyone, women and men, affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.

08088 01 03 02

Any day between 6pm and midnight

w www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Broken Rainbow

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic abuse.

0300 999 5428

Monday and Thursday 2-8pm and Wed 10-1pm

w www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Domestic Abuse Project

Information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are, or think they may be, experiencing domestic abuse.

Respect

Information and advice for people who are abusive towards their partners and want help to stop.

0845 122 8609

Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

w www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Police

If you are in immediate danger phone 999 (even if mobile out of credit).

The police will speak to you separately from your partner / ex-partner. Their first priority is the safety of you and any children.

999

Men's Advice Line

For men experiencing domestic abuse from a current or ex-partner.

0808 801 0327

Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

w www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline

Help and information on your options. Can tell you about services which can help you.

0800 027 1234

Anytime

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline

Crisis support and information for anyone, women and men, affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.

08088 01 03 02

Any day between 6pm and midnight

w www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Broken Rainbow

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic abuse.

0300 999 5428

Monday and Thursday 2-8pm and Wed 10-1pm

w www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Domestic Abuse Project

Information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are or think they may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Respect

Information and advice for people who are abusive towards their partners and want help to stop.

0845 122 8609

Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

w www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Police

If you are in immediate danger phone 999 (even if mobile out of credit).

999

ChildLine

For children and young people.

If there's domestic abuse going on at home, talking to a trusted adult or teacher, calling ChildLine or webchatting at childline.org.uk can really help.

0800 1111

Anytime

w www.childline.org.uk

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline

Help and information on your options. Can tell you about services which can help you.

0800 027 1234

Anytime

Scottish Women's Aid

Local Women's Aid groups support young people as well as adults. Visit the Scottish Women's Aid website for information about domestic abuse and children and young people and to find your nearest group.

0131 226 6606

Office hours

w www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline

Rape Crisis Centres support young people as well as adults. Visit the Rape Crisis Scotland website for information about rape and sexual assault and to find your nearest group.

08088 01 03 02

Any day between 6pm and midnight

w www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk