Help and support for domestic abuse

Victim services

Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA)

Providing advice, support and refuge services to male and female victims of domestic abuse throughout Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham 

Phone: 0808 801 0882

Visit Berkshire Women's Aid

Citizens Advice East Berkshire

Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities 

Adviceline Freephone: 0808 2787914

Visit the Citizens Advice East Berkshire website

Domestic Violence Assist

The UK's only registered charity arranging Non-Molestation Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Occupation Orders.

Phone: 0800 195 8699

Visit Domestic Violence Assist

Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence (FLAG DV)

FLAG DV offer free legal advice from a family law solicitor about your personal situation.

Phone: 01635 015854



Providing information and support to an older person or anyone concerned about an older person who is at risk of, experiencing or recovering from any form of abuse or neglect.

Phone: 0808 808 8141
24 hour helpline, 7 days a week.

Visit Hourglass website

Kaleidoscopic UK

Supporting children and adults who have been exposed to domestic abuse. 


A confidential helpline available for male victims of domestic abuse across the UK.

Phone: 01823 334244

Visit ManKind

Men's advice line

Confidential helpline for men suffering domestic abuse from their current or former partner (including same-sex partners).

Phone: 0808 8010327

Visit the Men's advice line

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (24 hours)

A national helpline service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Phone: 0808 2000 247

Visit the National Domestic Abuse helpline

National Stalking Helpline

Providing guidance and information to anybody who is currently or who has been previously affected by harassment or stalking 

Phone: 0808 802 0300

Visit the National Stalking Helpline

Victims First

Information and advice on what to do and how to get help if you've been the victim of crime in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire.

Phone: 0300 1234 148

Visit Victims First

Women's Aid

Providing support and help for women and children experiencing abuse.

Visit Women's Aid.

Children and young people


A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.

Phone: 0800 1111

Visit Childline

Visit the NSPCC

Disrespect Nobody

Campaign to help young people understand what a healthy relationship is.

Visit Disrespect Nobody


A website aimed at teens and young adults that explains what relationship abuse is and offers support.

Visit LoveRespect.


Support for young people aged 8 to 25 years who live in the Thames Valley and have been hurt by crime.

Phone: 0800 133 7938

Visit Safe!

The Hideout

Website providing help, information and support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

Visit The Hideout



An independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes, running an anonymous 24/7 phone number

Phone: 0800 555 111

Visit Crimestoppers

Probation Service

A statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community.

Phone: 0300 047 6325

Visit the Probation Service

Thames Valley Police

999 (emergency)

101 (non emergency)

Visit Thames Valley Police

LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender


National LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) domestic abuse helpline providing confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them

Phone: 0300 999 5428

Visit Galop


Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

Phone: 020 7593 1850

Visit Stonewall

Forced marriage and honour based violence

Forced Marriage Unit

Operating a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.

Phone: 020 7008 0151

Visit the Forced Marriage Unit

Karma Nirvana

Running a dedicated helpline (Honour Network Helpline) for victims and professionals around forced marriage and honour based abuse.

Phone: 0800 599 9247

Visit Karma Nirvana

Council services

Bracknell Forest Council

Adult Social Care 
Phone: 01344 351500

Children’s Social Care 
(office hours)
Phone: 01344 352020

Community Mental Health Team
Phone: 01344 823333

Drug and Alcohol Action Team
Phone: 01344 312360

Emergency Duty Team - for welfare concerns for yourself or others
(after office hours) 
Phone: 01344 351999

Youth Justice Team
Phone: 01344 354300

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Bracknell Forest MASH is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns about children and young people living in Bracknell.

Phone: 01344 352005

Visit MASH

Worried about your behaviour?

Plain Talking

One-to-one sessions for domestic abuse perpetrators.

Phone: 078 2695 1498


Respect Phoneline

A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.

Phone: 0800 802 4040 

Visit Respect Phoneline