If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, we can put you in touch with other support organisations that understand your specific needs. Below you’ll find a list of organisations who can assist you.

The police

Call the UK police non-emergency number, 101, if you need support or advice from the police and it's not an emergency. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

Local help

The Portal
0300 323 9985

Advice and support for those who've been affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence in Brighton & Hove or East Sussex.

Operation Encompass
07814 276063

A police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

Safe Space Sussex

Local online directory of victim and witness specialist support services.

National helplines

Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline
Free 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge.
Phone: 0808 2000 247

Hourglass
The Hourglass confidential helpline provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.
Phone: 0808 808 8141

Men’s Advice Line 
Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
Phone: 0808 801 0327

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline 
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people.
Phone: 0800 999 5428

National Stalking Helpline
Guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.
Phone: 0808 802 0300

Victim Support
Free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends.
Phone: 0808 1689 111

Respect.uk
Advice and support for those who are finding it difficult to manage their behaviour, male victims of domestic abuse, and young people using violence and abuse in close relationships.
Phone: 0808 802 4040

SafeLives.org.uk
Providing domestic abuse support and guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Childline
If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, then call.
Phone: 0800 1111

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Guidance and support for victims
Phone: 0808 2000 247