Police and reporting

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse or are concerned for someone who is, report it to the police by calling 101.

Clare’s Law

The Met Police are keen to increase awareness of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, also often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it. Clare’s Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. Under Clare’s Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member. If you want to make a request, you can do so here:


General support

Not Alone in Sutton
Help and support for anyone in Sutton, with referal services and a drop-in centre.

Victim Support
Specialist teams deliver tailored support to help people recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events. They speak up for victims’ rights, ensuring their needs are met in the criminal justice system.

Phone: 0808 168 9291
Free advice and support, Mon – Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 9am–5pm

National Stalking Helpline
Provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

Phone: 0808 802 0300

Rape Crisis
Find a Rape Crisis Centre, get online emotional support, or find information and self-help tools.

National Centre for Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Emergency Legal Protection a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

Phone: 0207 186 8270 (Option 1) or 0800 970 2070 (Option 1)
Email: office@ncdv.org.uk

Bright Sky App
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. It is disguised as a weather app.

Apple download: apps.apple.com/gb/app/bright-sky/id1105880511
Google Play download: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newtonmobile.hestia&hl=en_GB

Children and Young Adult services

A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen.

Phone: 0800 1111

The Hideout
An online space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

Love Don’t Feel Bad
For 16-25 year olds, exploring healthy relationships, how to get help and the law.

Women’s support

Sutton Women’s Centre
Run by local women for the benefit of local women. Their aim is to empower women in our community to help them achieve their full potential.

Phone: 0208 661 1991
Email: info@suttonwomen.co.uk

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
A national service for women experiencing domestic abuse, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. As well as advice it can offer access to emergency refuge accommodation.

Phone: 0808 200 0247
Online: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us

BAME-specific support

Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)
IKWRO provides advice and support to Middle Eastern women and girls living in the UK who are facing ‘honour’ based violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage or female genital mutilation.

Phone: 020 7920 6460 Mon to Fri 9.30-5.30

Emergency numbers 24 hrs:
Kurdish / Arabic: 07846 275246
Farsi / Dari / Turkish: 07846 310157

Southall Black Sisters
A holistic service to help women and children escape violence and abuse (including forced marriage and honour crimes) and deal with a range of related problems, and meeting the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women.

Phone: 020 8571 0800

FCO Forced Marriage Unit
For anyone in the UK worried about forced marriage, or anyone from the UK who has been involved in forced marriage who is overseas.

Phone: 020 7008 0151 (or 0044 20 7008 0151 if you are overseas)
Email: fmu@fcdo.gov.uk

Men’s support

Men’s advice line
The helpline for male victims of domestic abuse

Phone: 0808 8010327

ManKind initative
Helping men escape domestic abuse

Phone: 01823 334244

LGBT support

Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people experiencing domestic abuse or hate crime.

Phone: 0300 999 5428
Email: help@galop.org.uk