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: 0800 970 9954
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 to Friday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm
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.
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
STARS (Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service) 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
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, as well as their family and friends.
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
Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.