Abuse

Help and support is available from many national and local organisations.

Bede House

Bede House is a local Southwark charity, with the flexibility to respond to our area’s changing needs. Government statistics show that some of our neighbourhoods are among the 10% most deprived in Britain. We therefore strive to offer a wide range of support.
020 7237 3881

Southwark Wellbeing Hub Directory

Our directory has over 800 services that are based in and/or serve the borough of Southwark. It is a tool to help you find the support that best fits your needs.

Karma Nirvana

Are you being pressured to get married against your will? Do you fear to bring shame or dishonour on your family? Have you been emotionally or physically abused? Are you confused about what they say scripture demands of you? Do you worry about being disowned?
0800 5999 247

Opoka

Opoka is a specialist service working to stop domestic violence against women and children in the Polish community our aims to help create a world free of domestic violence against Polish women and their children where women feel safe, secure and can engage and participate in society.
0300 365 1700

Forced Marriage

Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.
020 7008 0151

Galop Services

We are continuing to support LGBT+ who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence and/or domestic abuse while remote working. Referrals to access these services can be made by emailing [email protected] or completing our online referral form. We can provide support through telephone, email, text and WhatsApp.
0800 999 5428

Respect Men’s advice line

Are you being abused? Have you changed the way you behave because you are frightened of your partner’s reaction?
0808 8010327

SafeLives

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone. The Helpline can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; call us them more information. They can also support you to find other specialist services in your community, which can provide support whether or not you have left your partner.
0808 2000 247

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