Help & Support

Main Sources of Help and Support

Most of the websites below provide ‘safe buttons’ to quickly browse to another website.
For more information on safe browsing, visit the Welsh Women’s Aid website > Cover your tracks

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Visit the website of the North Wales Safeguarding Adults Board.

North Wales Police

We are committed to protecting the lives of both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, to investigate all reports effectively, to bring offenders to justice and hold them accountable for their actions and to adopt a proactive multi-agency approach in order to prevent and reduce domestic abuse.

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Our main concerns are:

  • Protecting victims and any children to make sure they are not at continuing risk;
  • Investigating thoroughly to get evidence and, where evidence permits and circumstances allow, arresting and charging the offender;
  • Giving victims enough information to be able to access help, advice or services from other agencies straightaway or at a later time.

Domestic Abuse is a crime. As a victim, you have done nothing wrong - you are not to blame.

In an emergency, always dial: 999

For non-emergencies dial: 101 (in Wales) or 0845 6071002 (from outside Wales)

Crimestoppers

If you suspect that a friend, neighbour or relative may be a victim, and would like to report it anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or you can report a crime online to Crimestoppers here.

Live Fear Free

Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence affects people from all walks of life and from all cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. It affects the well off as much as the poor, those in work and those out of work, the young and the old, in all parts of Wales.

Call our free and confidential Live Fear Free Helpline: 0808 8010 800 (lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Email our helpline advisors and start a conversation: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales

Concerned about your own or someone else's behaviour?

If you - or someone you know - are abusive or violent towards a partner or family member you can get confidential help and support by calling 0808 802 4040 or emailing info@respectphoneline.org.uk.

www.livefearfree.gov.wales

Welsh Women’s Aid

WWA is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid Groups situated throughout Wales. Our member groups provide direct services for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.

http://www.welshwomensaid.org/

North Wales Victim Support 

A national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales.

Telephone: 0300 3030 159 

www.victimsupportwales.org.uk/

BAWSO

BAWSO is an all Wales, voluntary organisation providing specialist services to black and ethnic minority women and children who are suffering domestic abuse. It is affiliated to Welsh Women’s Aid and works in partnership with other women’s aid organisations.

Telephone: 0800 7318147 (24 hr helpline)

www.bawso.org.uk/

Refuge

Provide information, support and practical help 24-hours a day to women experiencing domestic violence. Can refer women and children to refuges throughout the UK to enable them to escape domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0808 808 9999

www.refuge.org.uk/

Citizens Advice

The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Telephone: 0844 477 2020   

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ 

Relate

Relate promote health, respect and justice in couple and family relationships.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

www.relatenorthwales.co.uk/

Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a specialist organisation that operates across the four nations of the United Kingdom.

Telephone: 08088 088141

www.elderabuse.org.uk/

Broken Rainbow

A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Telephone: 08452 60 44 60 (Mon 2pm - 8pm, Wed 10am - 1pm & Thurs 2 to 8pm).

Email: mail@broken-rainbow.org.uk

www.broken-rainbow.org.uk/

North Wales Women’s Centre

Provide confidential crisis support around issues such as homelessness and  domestic abuse.

Telephone: 01745 339331

Email: info@northwaleswomenscentre.co.uk

www.northwaleswomenscentre.co.uk/

Respect

Support for those who want to stop behaving abusively towards their partner.

Telephone: 0845 1228609

Email: info@respect.uk.net.

www.respect.uk.net/

Choose2change

For men who want to change their abusive behaviour.

Telephone: 01745 345929

Email: choose2change@relatecymru.org.uk .

www.relatenorthwales.co.uk/ (Choose2change is part of Relate)

Hafan Cymru (All Wales)

Charitable housing association providing housing & support to men & women with a variety of needs. Head Office Carmarthenshire.

Telephone: 01267 225555

www.hafancymru.co.uk/

CAIS

Voluntary Drug & Alcohol Service.

Telephone: 01492 872014

www.cais.co.uk/


Support for Children and Young People

NSPCC  - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
www.nspcc.org.uk/

ChildLine  
Confidential Helpline for Children and Young People
www.childline.org.uk/

The Hideout 
Child and teenage-friendly information and games for children living with domestic abuse.
www.thehideout.org.uk/


Support for Men

Dyn Cymru

The Dyn Wales/Dyn Cymru helpline for males (Support for gay, bisexual and heterosexual men experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse)

Telephone: 0808 8010321

www.dynproject.co.uk/

Men’s Advice Line

A confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic abuse by a current or ex-partner. If English isn’t your first language you can phone and ask for an interpreter.

Telephone: 0808 801 0327 (Mon to Fri - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm)

E-mail: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

www.mensadviceline.org.uk/

Broken Rainbow

A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Telephone:  08452 60 44 60 (Mon 2pm - 8pm, Wed 10am - 1pm & Thurs 2 to 8pm).

Email: mail@broken-rainbow.org.uk

www.broken-rainbow.org.uk/

MEDA – (Men Experiencing Domestic Abuse)

Men Experiencing Domestic Abuse offering community support and safe housing.

Telephone: 01686 629114

Email: meda@familycrisis.co.uk

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army runs residential shelters for men.

www2.salvationarmy.org.uk


Community Safety Partnerships

Anglesey Community Safety Partnership

Conwy Community Safety Partnership

Denbighshire Community Safety Partnership

Flintshire Community Safety Partnership

Gwynedd Community Safety Partnership

Wrexham Community Safety Partnership