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The following support services are confidential and you should be able to access any of these services without involving the police.

Sexual harassment and violence

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre is a free specialist support to women and girls across Cambridgeshire who have been subjected to rape and sexual violence, no matter when the abuse happened.

Rape Crisis England & Wales- 24/7 Rape and Sexual Assault Support line.

SurvivorsUK is a national charity for male survivors of sexual abuse. They have a 1:1 chat service available online with trained support workers.

The Elms - Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a specialist centre in Cambridgeshire for people who have been recently raped or sexually assaulted. Staff at the SARC, will be able to talk through different options with you and can store forensic evidence until you make up your mind about reporting.  Should you choose to do so, they, or you, can make a report anonymously.

Self-help resources:

If you're having difficult feelings | Rape Crisis England & Wales

CRCC-Self-help-guide.pdf ( 

A-Resource-for-Male-Survivors-of-Sexual-Abuse_SurvivorsUK-and-LSG.pdf (

Intimate partner abuse

National Domestic Abuse Helpline- The freephone, 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

Cambridge Women's Aid provides dedicated and specialist services to women and children experiencing physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse in their homes and/or intimate relationships. Information for refuge accommodation and community outreach can be viewed on their website.

Self-help guide - The Survivor's Handbook - Women’s Aid (

ManKind is a national organisation providing support to men who have been subjected to intimate partner violence. Confidential helpline is available.

Intimate image abuse

Revenge Porn Helpline supports adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn (including ‘deepfake pornography’ and ‘upskirting’).


Suzy Lamplugh Trust can provide help and advice to those who are being subjected to stalking.

Paladin is a national stalking advocacy service – supporting anyone who has been subjected to harassment and stalking.

Legal advice

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)
The NCDV can help you obtain an injunction to prevent further abuse from your partner. The services are free of charge, and the centre will refer you to an experienced solicitor who, if you are eligible, will arrange Community Legal Service funding, or will accept payments in stages if you have to pay your own fees.

Rights of Women
Rights of Women is committed to informing, educating and empowering women on the law and their legal rights. They run a free telephone legal advice line for women.

Specialist support for LGBTQIA+ community

Galop is a national organisation providing support for all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Switchboard is an LGBT+ helpline offering a safe space to discuss any issues impacting LGBT+ individuals, including but not limited to support for victims of sexual assault & harassment.

Bi Survivors Network is a specific mutual-support network for bisexual survivors that is open to people of all gender identities. A space to find solidarity and support amongst individuals with common experiences of sexual violence.

Specialist support for Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic groups

Southall Black Sisters is a gender-related violence support service for Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women

Sistah Space is a space for African – Carribean heritage women & girls who’ve experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence.

Asian Women’s Resource Centre supports BME women experiencing domestic violence.
Chinese Information and Advice Centre provides support and information for Chinese people living in the UK. Also runs Sunflower Support Programme for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence.

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is a specialist support service for Middle Eastern, North African (MENA) and Afghan women and girls living in the UK, who are at risk of all gender-related violence.
Latin American Women’s Aid provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service offers free and confidential specialist services for all Latin American women, including advice and counselling for women facing gender violence.

Hersana is a charity whose projects and services aim to end violence against black women and girls, empower and educate. Their services and projects include counselling, advocacy, outreach, live chat and training & development.
Muslim Community Helpline is a telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women

Muslim Women’s Network  is a specialist faith and culturally sensitive service for those facing or at risk of abuse

Nour Domestic Violence provides Islamic support and advice and raises awareness

So called honour based abuse and forced marriage

Karma Nirvana is a national Honour Based Abuse service- Helpline available to anyone is affected by Honour Based Abuse.

Freedom Charity gives support to victims of forced marriage and violence upon women thought to have brought dishonour on their family.

Ashiana Network working with Black & Minority Ethnic women, particularly South Asian, Turkish and Middle Eastern women and girls. Services include advice, advocacy, counselling, specialist refuge for women at risk of forced marriage and honour-based violence and those with no recourse to public funds. Ashiana also delivers a range of community-based activities.

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