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Serious Violence Strategy - Where to go for more help

If you would like further help or advice in preventing serious violence or you are concerned about someone becoming affected by violence you can find support on the following topics:

County lines, gang or knife crime

If you are concerned about a child or young person becoming involved in crime contact Warwickshire Youth Justice Service for an informal discussion:

Sexual Abuse and exploitation

Report child abuse concern or get advice in relation to child safety or call 01926 414144.

The Something's Not Right website provides helpful advice and support if you are concerned about exploitation.

Domestic Abuse

If you or someone you know is experiencing Domestic Abuse or Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, ring or text 999. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have any speech impairment, please dial Minicom/ Textphone 18001

If you're worried a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague might be a domestic abuse victim you can report your concerns anonymously to Crimestoppers online here:

We know this can be daunting but the services below will support you every step of the way.

  • Refuge Warwickshire Domestic Violence and Abuse (WDVA) Service - If you are experiencing domestic abuse or Violence Against Women And Girls (VAWG) in Warwickshire, Refuge’s domestic abuse service can support you and your children to keep safe. Refuge is a county-wide service that provides support to women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse in Warwickshire.
  • Rights of Women - Rights of Women aims to increase women’s understanding of their legal rights and improve their access to justice enabling them to live free from violence and make informed, safe, choices about their own and their families’ lives by offering a range of services including specialist telephone legal advice lines, legal information and training for professionals.
  • GalopGalop – Galop is a charity offering advice and support to LGBT+ people who have experienced violence or domestic abuse.
  • Mankind – A confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK as well as their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues and employers.
  • RoSA - RoSA is an independent charity working throughout Warwickshire, offering free confidential support for anyone who has experienced rape, sexual abuse, or sexual violence.
  • Safeline - Safeline is a specialist charity providing a range of services across Warwickshire to support all survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
  • The Blue Sky Centre (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) – The Blue Sky Centre is a SARC where any victim of rape or sexual assault will receive medical care, police intervention (if they wish to report the crime), and various other support services.
  • Respect Phoneline - Is your abusive behaviour costing you your relationship? Help is available.

View the full range of support options available