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Abuse, Violence & Victim Support

Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline is available 24/7 offering support and advice to anyone affected by domestic abuse or forced marriage. For information on your local Women’s Aid group or on refuge accommodation please visit Scottish Women’s Aid.

Phone number: 0800 027 1234


Galop - LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

Phone number: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

Opening times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

The National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline is available on weekdays between 9.30am and 4pm, excepting Wednesdays when it is available 1-4pm. Offering support and information if you or someone you know is being made to feel harassed or intimidated by the behaviour of another person or is at risk of emotional or physical harm.

Phone number: 0808 802 0300


Rape and Sexual Violence

Rape Crisis Scotland

The RCS Helpline is available daily from 5pm – midnight offering free and confidential support and information to survivors of sexual violence, their friends, relatives and workers.

Phone number: 08088 01 03 02


Trauma Counselling Line Scotland

The Trauma Counselling Line Scotland is a confidential telephone counselling to any adult who experienced abuse as a child. This can include sexual, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual abuse or neglect. It works on an appointment basis. Appointments can be made by calling during opening hours (Mon-Wed: 5pm–8pm, Thurs & Fri: 9am-2pm)

Phone number: 08088 020 406

SAY Women

SAY Women is a voluntary organisation which offers safe, supported accommodation and related services for young women, aged 16-25 years, who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault and who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Phone number: 0141 552 5803

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The NSPCC FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Helpline

The FGM Helpline is available 24/7, offering a free and anonymous service for anyone who is worried about a child who is at risk of or has had FGM.

Phone number: 0800 028 3550


Forced Marriage & Trafficking

The Forced Marriage Unit London

The Forced Marriage Unit London provide advice across the UK if you are being forced into a marriage or are trying to leave a marriage that you’ve been forced into.

Phone number: 020 7008 0151 (Charged, but the the Forced Marriage Unit can call you back if you need them to)

Modern Slavery Helpline

The Modern Slavery Helpline is a trafficking prevention helpline.

Phone number: 0800 0121 700

The TARA Project

The TARA Project is available 9.30am-5pm weekdays offering support and access to crisis accommodation for women in Scotland, aged 18+ who have been trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.

Phone number: 0141 276 7724

Victim & Legal Support

Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse provides information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable older people.

Phone number: 080 8808 8141

Clan Childlaw

Clan Childlaw provide free legal advice and representation for children and young people in Scotland.

Phone number: 0808 129 0522

Text: 07527566682.

Family Law Association

The Family Law Association is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes in Scotland. Website includes a search tool for finding Family Law solicitors by area.


Legal Services Agency (LSA)

The LSA is a Law Centre and Charity which provides legal advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people and those who would otherwise find it difficult to get legal advice. Phone LSA during normal office hours for information about services, drop-in times, and/or to make an appointment.

Phone number: 0141 353 3354 / 0800 316 8450

The Law Society Scotland

The Law Society cannot provide legal advice but can help by assisting you in finding a solicitor and providing information on other legal-related matters. The website has a search tool and useful information such as FAQs about dealing with solicitors, legal fees, legal aid etc.


The Scottish Child Law Centre

The Scottish Child Law Centre helps children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information through our advice line, email and website.

Phone number: 0131 667 6333


Scottish Legal Aid Board

The Scottish Legal Aid Board is responsible for managing legal aid in Scotland. Legal aid allows people who would otherwise not be able to afford it, to get help for their legal problems. They have eligibility estimators and FAQs on their website.

Phone number: 0131 226 7061

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland.

Phone number: 0345 603 9213 (Charged)


08088 010 789

Our helpline is currently available:

- Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm

- Thursdays between 1.30pm and 4.30pm

Important: from 10 January 2022 our helpline is temporarily moving to a new format. You can read more about these changes here.