Safeguarding at the Cathedral

Domestic Abuse – Help in the CV-19 Crisis

In immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the Police

  • If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and listen to the questions from the operator and if possible, respond by coughing or tapping the head set.
  • If prompted, press 55 to Make Yourself Heard and this will transfer your call to the police. (NB Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.)
  • When 999 calls are made from landlines, information about your location should be automatically available to the call handlers to help provide a response.


Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge
0808 200 0247


Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327


Rape Crisis
0808 802 9999


Respect phoneline
0808 802 4040


Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
0800 999 5428


Karma Nirvana
Karma Nirvana runs a national honour-based abuse helpline.
Telephone: 0800 5999 247


Hestia provides a free mobile app, Bright Sky, which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.


Chayn provides online help and resources in a number of languages about identifying manipulative situations and how friends can support those being abused.

Imkaan are a women’s organisation addressing violence against black and minority women and girls.


SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL).

Telephone: 020 3947 2601
Text, Whatsapp or Facetime: 07970350366


Sexual Assault Referral Centres
Sexual Assault Referral Centres provide advice and support services to victims and survivors of sexual assault or abuse.


Support for children and young people

Telephone: 0808 800 5000




Childline online
Telephone: 0800 1111


Support if you think you may be an abuser

Respect is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from (ex)partners, friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators.
Telephone: 0808 802 4040


Women’s Aid


This service runs on Monday to Friday from 10am – 2pm


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