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Dorset Action on Abuse 

Dorset Action on Abuse’s mission is to relieve the suffering and distress of men and
women over the age of 16 who are survivors of child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and
neglect) in Dorset, including Bournemouth and Poole.

Tel: 01202 732424 

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre is a pan Dorset charity at present based in Poole near
the town centre, offering emotional and practical services county-wide for men, women,children and young people.  These include the Helpline, face to face counselling and emotional support and practical support and advocacy.

Telephone Helpline: 01202 308855

Dorset Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

The dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Dorset, providing a
comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually
assaulted.   They offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs of the individual. All clients are treated with dignity and respect.  They are
contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Tel: 01202 552056 

Karma Nirvana

National charity supporting men and women pressured to marry against their will, in fear
of bringing shame or dishonour on their family, emotionally or physically abused,
confused about what they say the scripture demands of you or the worry about being

If you are concerned about any of the above, please call us in confidence.
Culture, Religion and Tradition are not an excuse; forced marriage is illegal in the UK.

Tel: 0800 5999 247 


Khulisa delivers unique and powerful behaviour-change intervention programmes
addressing violence and the crime cycle. Khulisa also runs Milestones, an innovative
through-the-gate mentoring programme for young men leaving custody.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

A national domestic violence helpline which provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT community. Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.

Tel: 0800 9995 428

Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday – 1pm – 5pm
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
(Tuesday – Trans Specific service)

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency 
injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial
circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

For more information click on the link above.


Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.

We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.

Tel: 0808 2000 247 – 24 hour free helpline.

Respect Phone line

The respect phone line is a helpline which offers information and advice to people who are abusive to their partners and want help to stop.

Tel:: 0808 802 4040
Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm

Survivors UK

Survivors UK is a helpline for male victims of sexual abuse and rape. We provide
information, support & counselling for male victims/survivors of rape and sexual abuse, aswell as their family and friends.

Find out more by clicking on the link above

The ManKind Initiative

A national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Tel: 01823 334244
Monday – Friday 10am – 4 pm, 7pm – 9pm

Womens Aid

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

There is a Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline available on 0808 2000 247 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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