Domestic Abuse & Gender-based Violence

AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland)

03300 949 395

AMIS is Scotland’s leading charity and helpline for male domestic abuse. Everyone is welcome to contact us for help. Helpline open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Ask for ANI

Information for Pharmacies

The Government launched the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) domestic abuse codeword scheme to help victims access emergency support from the safety of their local pharmacy.

Bright Sky App

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Bright Sky is a safe, easy to use app and website, launched by Hestia, that provides practical support and information on how to respond to domestic abuse. It is for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else.  Bright Sky helps you to spot the signs of abuse, know how to respond, and help someone find a safe route to support.

Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland (Clare's Law)

In an emergency call 999, for non-emergencies call 101

The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland is a way for people to ask the Police if someone has a history of domestic abuse and if so, to disclose that information to their partner – the person's partner can also apply. 

Galop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5248

Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. We specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. We are a service run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, and the needs of our community are at the centre of what we do. 

Police Scotland

101 for non emergencies, or 999 in an emergency

Western Isles is one of six area commands in Highlands and Islands division. 

Rape Crisis Scotland

08088 01 03 02

Working to end sexual violence.

Refuge

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything we do. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – we are here to support you.

Respect - Men's Advice Line

0808 8010327

The Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. Talk it over.

Revenge Porn Helpline

0345 6000 459

The Revenge Porn Helpline supports all adult victims of intimate image abuse living in the UK. You can get in touch for free, confidential help and support.

Safe Spaces - Boots

01851 701769

Victims of domestic abuse are now able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacy consultation rooms across the country, where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. 

Scotland's Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline

0800 027 1234

Our helpline is here to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. We provide a confidential, sensitive service to anyone who calls us. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

08088 010 789

 Experienced abuse or violence? Not sure what your rights are? If you have been affected by violence and abuse in Scotland, we can offer you free and confidential legal advice and advocacy support. For women aged 16 and over.

Sexual Assault Response Co-ordination Service (SARCS)

0800 148 88 88

The NHS Scotland sexual assault self-referral phone service can help to arrange care for you in the days following a rape or sexual assault. The service may be able to arrange for you to have a forensic medical examination (FME) at a SARCS without making a report to the police.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

National Stalking Helpline:  0808 802 0300

The UK's pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, providing advice for victims, personal safety and lone working, and stalking awareness training.


The Survivors Trust

Helpline: 08088 010818

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK, with 120 member agencies providing information, advice, support and therapy to over 80,000 individual survivors each year. They work with victims and survivors of all ages, all genders, of all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, including support for partners and family members, providing a range of specialist services including counselling, support, helplines and advocacy services.

Victim Support Western Isles

0800 160 1985 or 01463 215240

Your local Victim Support Service is located in Inverness, where the support team specialises in:

Support for people after a crime; Reporting a crime through their Third Party Reporting service; Help with Victim Impact Statements; Information regarding court attendance for victims and witnesses, and IDAA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) service for male victims of domestic abuse.

Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre

01851 709965 or 08088 01 03 02 

A confidential service offering support to anyone from the Western Isles who have been raped or sexually abused at some time in their lives.

Western Isles Violence Against Women Partnership

01851 70 4750 or 07391 212 340

The Outer Hebrides Violence against Women (VAW) Partnership seeks to reduce and prevent incidents of gender-based violence through effective co-operation between the private, public and voluntary sectors in the provision of high quality appropriate services and the protection of adults and children, affected by or at risk of suffering relationship violence and abuse.

Western Isles Women's Aid

01851 704750 

or 0800 027 1234 (24 Hour National Helpline)

Western Isles Women’s Aid is an independent service for women and their children who are escaping from domestic abuse.