Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories
If you've been affected by the issues in this programme, these organisations are available to offer support:
Domestic Abuse is a Crime. If you are in immediate danger always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you.
Domestic Abuse - Women
24hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline. 0808 2000 247 (24 hours) refuge.org.uk Refuge is the largest provider of emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children in the country and the leading voice in the campaign to end domestic violence.
Scottish Women’s Aid. 0800 027 1234. scottishwomensaid.org.uk Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. An important aspect of our work is ensuring that women and children who have experienced domestic abuse get the services they need, both from local Women’s Aid groups and from the agencies they are likely to contact.
Live Fear Free – All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline. 0808 8010 800 Text service: 078600 77333 LiveFear Free The helpline provides a bilingual free and confidential information and support service for women, children and men in Wales who are experiencing or who have experienced abuse at the hands of someone close to them.
Northern Ireland Women’s Aid Federation. Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline: 0800 917 1414 niwaf.org Women’s Aid provides a wide range of services to women and children affected by domestic violence throughout Northern Ireland.
Domestic Abuse - Men
Mankind. Helpline: 01823 334244 mankind.org.uk The Mankind Initiative supports male victims of domestic violence, though it helps all callers regardless of sex, race or sexual orientation. There is also a referral system for single men or men with children fleeing from domestic violence.
Abused Men in Scotland (Mon-Fri 9-4). Helpline: 080 800 0024 abusedmeninscotland.org We support men who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse and also to offer advice to those concerned about the position of such men and their children. We work with any man over 16 concerned about domestic abuse, regardless of sexuality, transgender status or history, age, dis/ability, religion, race, nationality or ethnic origin and promote full recognition for male victims of domestic abuse and their affected children
The Dyn Project. Helpline: 0808 801 0321 dynwales.org Provides free confidential support to all men who experience domestic abuse in Wales. We can provide: Information on services available in your area. Help in developing a personalised safety plan. Support in accessing other services and organisations. Someone to listen without judging.