Safeguarding

Resources and Links

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Action Fraud

UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.

Legal Advice

Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

Older Persons

Association of Christian Counsellors

Facilitate provision by Christians of quality counselling and pastoral care

Christian, Counselling

Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

Children

Cruse Bereavement Care

We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Counselling

Hestia

Hestia support adults and children in times of crisis, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Adults, Children, Support in crisis

Karma Nirvana

The Honour Network Helpline is a national helpline run by Karma Nirvana, a national charity which advises victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

Domestic Abuse, Services for Women, BAME

Modern Slavery Helpline

The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides access to information and support on a 24/7 basis.

Human Rights, Legal Advice, Services for Women, Services for Men

National Centre for Domestic Violence

The National Centre for Domestic Violence helps survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Adults, Domestic Abuse, Legal Advice

Refuge

Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence.

Adults, Children, Domestic Abuse, Services for Men, Services for Women

Samaritans

Samaritans is dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

Support in crisis

Survivors UK

This is a helpline for men who have been victims of rape or sexual abuse.

Rape, Sexual Abuse

The Methodist Church

The safeguarding pages of the Methodist Church website provides a wide range of information and on line resources that can help local churches develop and review their policy and practice, to ensure that they provide safe spaces and communities for children and vulnerable adults.

Christian

Victim Support

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

Support in crisis

Afruca

AFRUCA works in UK BME communities to protect and safeguard children from abuse and harm.

Children

Amnesty International

Amnesty International UK works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

Human Rights

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

We help the general public, individuals and commissioners make better, more informed choices about the provision of counselling, and continue to raise the ethical and professional standards of the profession. Website also features a directory of registered therapists.

Counselling

Citizens Advice

Our network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Legal Advice

Everyman Project

The Everyman Project offers counselling to men in the London area who want to change their violent or abusive behaviour.

Domestic Abuse, Services for Men

Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse)

Action on Elder Abuse gives confidential advice and information to older people who are victims of violence or abuse.

Older Persons

London Safeguarding Children Partnership

The London Safeguarding Children Partnership seeks to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children in London

Children

NHS Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centres

Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) offer medical, practical and emotional support. They have specially trained doctors, nurses and support workers to care for you.

Sexual Abuse, Rape

National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline can provide advice on how to deal with any type of stalking behaviour.

Support in crisis, Services for Men, Services for Women

Respect Men's Advice Line

The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.

Domestic Abuse, Services for Men

Shout

Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.

Support in crisis

The Havens

Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Rape, Sexual Abuse

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army fights against social inequality and offers practical support and services in a range of areas, including homelessness, modern slavery and addiction.

Christian

Women's Aid

Features a wide range of resources to help women and young people including The Survivors Handbook which has tips on creating a safety plan and legal and housing advice.

Domestic Abuse, Services for Women

Age UK

Provides assistance to older people on matters such as wellbeing, health and care and knowing their rights

Adults

Ashiana Network

Provides temporary, safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women aged 16-30 experiencing domestic violence, of violence at the hands of their family or community (honour-based violence) or from forced marriage.

BAME, Services for Women

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is particularly concerned with preventing online abuse of children.

Children

CrimeStoppers

An independent charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime – 100% anonymously.

Legal Advice

Galop

Galop provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Domestic Abuse, LGBT

IKWRO

Provides assistance and support to Kurdish, Farsi and Arabic-speaking women living in London.

Domestic Abuse, Services for Women, BAME

Metropolitan Police

Police service for London

Support in crisis

NSPCC

An independent charity working to end child abuse

Children

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Centres provide frontline specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who've experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives.

Rape, Sexual Abuse

Rights of Women

Rights of Women offers confidential legal advice on domestic and sexual violence.

Domestic Abuse, Services for Women

Southall Black Sisters

Supports the needs of Asian and African-Caribbean women in regards to domestic and gender-related violence.

Domestic Abuse, BAME, Services for Women

The Mankind Initiative

The ManKind Initiative is a charity offering information and support to men who are victims of domestic abuse or violence.

Domestic Abuse, Legal Advice, Services for Men

Thirtyone:eight

An independent Christian charity working to protect vulnerable people from abuse