Getting help for VAWG
If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of Violence Against Women and Girls, help is available.
On this page you will find information about:
- What to do if you are in immediate danger
- Support Offered by Specialist VAWG Services
- What services are available and how to access them depending on the type of abuse being experienced
- If you are in immediate danger, you should always call the police on 999
If you are unable to speak, you can call 999 on your mobile phone and then press 55 and the police will try to assist you without you having to speak.
You can also contact the police on their non-emergency number: 101.
You can speak to a specialist VAWG service to get help and advice for yourself or someone you are worried about.
Specialist Domestic Abuse and VAWG services can provide:
- free and confidential advice and guidance
- emotional support
- risk assessment and safety planning
- support reporting incidents to the police
- support and advocacy around housing, benefits, and legal options
- counselling and group work
Who can access specialist Domestic Abuse and VAWG services?
Abuse or violence can affect anyone. Support is available regardless of:
- sexual orientation
- community, faith, or cultural background
- immigration status or recourse to public funds
- disability (registered or not registered)
- mental health condition (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
There are a number of VAWG services available to Haringey residents depending on the type of abuse being experienced.
If you are worried about violence or abuse from your partner, ex-partner or a member of your family, you can get help and advice from the Haringey Domestic Abuse Helpline. This is run by nia, an independent domestic violence advocacy service. You'll be given an assessment and referred to the most appropriate services based on your needs.
Contact - Haringey Domestic Abuse Helpline:
- Tel: 0300 012 0213 - Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm
- See the nia Ending Violence website (external link)
Outside of the above working hours, please contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline which runs 24/7, including bank holidays and weekends.
Contact - National Domestic Abuse Helpline:
- Tel: 0808 2000 247
- See the National Domestic Abuse Helpline website (external link)
There are a range of Domestic Abuse support services operating in Haringey. Some services offer specialist support relating to cultural, language, gender identify, and sexuality.
If you would prefer to find a specialist service that might be more appropriate for your needs, you can self-refer to any of the Domestic Abuse services listed here.
North London Rape Crisis
Supports women and girls aged 13+ who have ever experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse at any point in their lives.
- Tel: 0808 801 0305
- Email: email@example.com
- Find more North London Rape Crisis (external link)
Supports children and young people aged 0-18 as well as adults with learning disabilities up to age 25.
- Tel: 020 3049 0010
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find out more about The Lighthouse (external link)
Victim Support (North London)
- Tel: 0808 168 9291
- Find out more about Victim Support (external link)
Harmful Practices - including so-called 'Honour'-based Violence, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation
Supports all BAMER women, particularly Turkish, Kurdish, and Turkish Cypriot, and women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)
Supports first and second generation women from Latin America, including women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
- Tel: 0808 145 4909
- Email: email@example.com
- Find out more about the Latin American Women's Rights Service (external link)
Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation (KMEWO)
Supports Kurdish and Middle Eastern women, including women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
- Tel: 07748 851125
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find out more about the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation (external link)
African women-led women's rights organisation supporting BAMER women experiencing VAWG, particularly Female Genital Mutilation.
Haringey Council's Modern Slavery Team
Supports individuals of all genders who have experienced modern slavery and/or human trafficking.
Supports gang affected women aged 10-25.
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