If you’re experiencing domestic abuse or concerned about someone you know, please remember that there are a range of support networks and services available to you.
You are not alone.
Contact details for support organisations can be found below. Click on the green links to find out more.
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Providing 24 hour help for anyone experiencing domestic abuse.
T: 0808 2000 247
If you’re in immediate danger, call 999 and ask to speak to the police. If you’re unable to talk, listen to the questions from the operator and, if possible, respond by coughing or tapping the headset.
Clare’s Law - Domestic Abuse Offender Disclosure Scheme
This scheme provides information that could protect someone from becoming a victim of domestic abuse. It allows any member of the public to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. It also allows a member of the public to enquire about the partner of a close friend or family member.
Providing support for those at risk of harm due to domestic abuse.
Peer support for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) - providing free support and practical help to anyone in Sussex who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
T: Weekdays (9am-5pm) - 012793 600469
T: Outside weekday hours and on weekends - 0800 033 7797
Based in Bognor and providing a variety of services for women on the South Coast, including domestic abuse support.
Providing help and support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse in the Sussex area, as well as crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing abuse.
T: 01273 622 822
Providing support and advocacy for victims of stalking in the Sussex area.
T: 01273 234773
Providing advice and support to victims of rape and sexual assault in the Sussex area.
T: 01273 203380
Providing support to anyone who has been a victim of crime.
T: 0808 16 89 111
Providing online and telephone support and advice for women experiencing domestic abuse.
Providing online and telephone support and advice for men experiencing domestic abuse.
T: 0808 8010327
Providing support and advice for those at risk of honour based violence and forced marriage.
UK Helpline: weekdays (9am-5pm) - 0800 5999 247
Providing support and advice on domestic abuse for the LGBT community.
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Providing specialist support for members of the deaf community who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Text: 07800 003421
Professionals can make a referral here.
Providing black survivors (women and girls, including transwomen and non-binary) with support, access to justice and counselling. They cover the whole of Sussex.
T: 07376 293487
A charity whose mission is to listen, advise and support vulnerable older people experiencing domestic abuse. They’re dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people across the UK.
Helpline (24/7): 0808 808 8141
Free text: 078 6005 2906