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Domestic abuse services

National services

Never be afraid to ask for help and remember in an emergency always call 999.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

  • How to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know your rights and understand your options
  • Specialist support
  • Help and advice for people supporting those in abusive relationships.

Call the free 24 hour advice line 0808 2000 247.

Live online chat Monday to Friday, 3pm to 10pm.

Women's Aid

  • Information, support and guidance if you are in an abusive relationship or you are supporting someone who is.
  • Dedicated page for children and young people.
  • Directory of services

Survivors’ Forum - anonymous safe space for women over 18.

Live online chat Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

Rape Crisis

  • Specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence.
  • Access to rape crisis centres who 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.

Call the free helpline 0808 802 9999 daily, 12 noon to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm.

Live online chat daily but times vary see the Rape Crisis website for details.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

  • Information, advice and support for people who are being stalked, whether that be in person or online from someone they know or a stranger.
  • Online tool to understand if you are being stalked and what support is available
  • Personal safety information resources.

Call the free helpline 0808 802 0300, open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Local services

West Yorkshire Police - Domestic Abuse

  • Information on how to report domestic abuse
  • Safe spaces where you can receive information and support
  • Local safeguarding contacts who can help you, for example to make your home safer
  • Resources to help keep you safe online
  • Non emergencies call 101

Remember in an emergency always call 999.

Staying Put

  • Support for anyone who is suffering or has suffered from domestic abuse or sexual violence, across the Bradford district.
  • Provide emergency Safe refuge and dispersed accommodation in Bradford.
  • Help to live independently
  • Specialist support for survivors and recovery support groups.

Call the free helpline 0808 2800 999 Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Live online chat Monday to Friday, 5pm to 8pm, and 11am to 2pm on weekends.

Anah Project

  • Experienced and confidential support service for women fleeing any form of abuse
  • Based in West Yorkshire but accept women from all over the UK
  • Refuge/safe house where women are supported and made secure, where they can explore their feelings and discuss their future plans
  • Each woman is assigned a support worker, who will support her from crisis point through to recovery and moving on.
  • Supported with health, well-being, training, education and employment.

Call the helpline on 0845 9606011.

Men standing up

  • Housing and support to all men who are victims of domestic abuse
  • We offer a confidential, free-to-use telephone helpline service. We can offer you emotional support and provide information and signpost you to other specialist services
  • We have units of emergency accommodation for men in a crisis situation, needing immediate support.
  • We also manage term supported accommodation. Support will be provided by an experienced dedicated supported housing officer.

Call the free helpline on 0300 3030167.

Call the Men Standing Up office on 01274 214631.

Ben's place at Survivors West Yorkshire

  • Specialist support for men who have suffered sexual abuse
  • Our aim is to create a specialist service which easily connects survivors and their supporters to professional services that work well for them.
  • Our focus is on internet support whilst exploring and developing new off-line options for survivors.

Call or text the helpline on 07393 140 250.

Support for perpetrators of domestic violence

If you are abusive in your close relationships and want help to change, whether you are male or female, Bradford Maze can help you to:

  • understand your behaviour
  • understand how it affects others
  • change your behaviour and improve your relationships
  • includes group work one to one support

Call Bradford Maze on 07949 595227 daily, 9am to 5pm.

Bright Sky

A free to download mobile app and webpage, that supports anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. It’s available in English, Welsh, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish. Bright Sky aids the user in identifying and understanding their current situation, whilst supporting them to reach out to specialist services. It provides information, support and education all in one place, that is accessible whatever your location in the UK may be.

Support for children


  • Free, 24 hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk.
  • Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that’s on your mind

You can call Childline 24 hours a day, every day, by phoning on 0800 1111.

Step 2

  • Counselling service available free of charge to young people aged between 11 and 18 years. Sessions are for 1 hour per week and are held in the evenings between 3pm and 8pm.
  • They take place at a number of settings and children/young people are offered the choice to work remotely via secure video link (Zoom).
  • Step 2 provides an opportunity for to talk about your problems, challenges and difficult feelings in a safe confidential environment. Your counsellor will listen to you with respect.

Call Step2 on 01274 683118 or 07985 127097.

The Hideout 

A website created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people to understand domestic violence and abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.


An online wellbeing community for children aged 10 to 18. It offers one to one sessions with counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners. They can help children and young people talk through their problems and anything that is on their mind. The sessions are available via drop-in or booked appointments which helps to reduce waiting times for anyone seeking help.