Personal safety helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on keeping yourself safe

Women's Aid Federation of England

Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

Digital safety

For women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Offers advice, support and crisis intervention to abused women.


Crimestoppers' comprehensive personal safety advice.

Get Safe Online

Online dating sites take the traditional matchmaking process online and allow people to meet one another via the internet. Broken hearts and disappointment are obvious risks in online dating. However, you also need to be aware of how to keep yourself safe while trying to meet people online.

Live Life Safe

Set up by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust , their mission is to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to provide solutions that effect change in order to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.


Advice on safety for women from, including how to stay safe in taxis and public transport, avoiding confrontation and what to do when you feel uneasy.

Network for Surviving Stalking

The NSS is a registered charity dedicated to support those affected by stalking of any kind.

National Stalking Helpline

Telephone: 0808 802 0300

The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking

Bullying Online

Comprehensive website on all forms of bullying including cyber stalking.

Protection Against Stalking

Am I at risk?

Protection against Stalking works jointly with relevant agencies to increase awareness of stalking and harassment to ensure victims receive all the protection and help they need to rebuild their lives and live free of fear.

Digital Stalking

This website is for victims of stalking, online harassment and bullying. It can help you to protect yourself from digital stalking.

Personal Safety Advice Abroad

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Support for British Nationals Abroad – A Guide

This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCO can provide.

Personal Safety Advice

When travelling abroad, most people are keen to relax and unwind. Travellers, tourists and foreign businessmen and women can be prime targets for criminals, however. In order to minimise stress on your holiday or trip, take time to plan your personal safety strategy in advance. From keeping your valuables safe to avoiding violence, a little forethought may save you from becoming a victim of crime.

National Travel Health Network & Centre – Travel Personal Safety

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