Domestic abuse helplines

People from all walks of life can be affected by domestic abuse. From physical violence to controlling behaviours, both men and women can become in need of urgent support.

Relatives and friends of a person they believe to be in an abusive relationship can also seek advice and support from the police or relevant charities.

In an emergency, where a person is at immediate risk, always call police on 999. If you can’t speak and are calling on a mobile, press 55 to have your call transferred to the police.

You can also find a list of mental health helplines here >


Local organisations

Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service

01793 610 610 – 24/7 helpline

Visit website >

FearFree, Wiltshire

01225 775 276 – office hours

01225 712 880 – out-of-hours

Visit website >

If you are unable to reach the above organisations, please call Wiltshire Police on 101.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or vulnerable person, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). For Swindon, click here. For Wiltshire, click here.

Clare’s Law

Under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as Clare’s Law, you can:

  • apply for information about your current partner because you’re worried they may have a history of abuse and are a risk to you
  • request information about the current partner of a friend or relative because you’re worried they might be at risk

Find out more or make an application to Wiltshire Police > 


National organisations

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247 – 24/7 helpline

Visit website >

The Mankind Initiative (men only)

01823 334244 – office hours

Visit website >

Men’s Advice Line (men only)

0808 801 0327

Visit website >

Galop LGBT+ helpline

0800 999 5428

Visit website >


The Hourglass confidential helpline provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.

0808 808 8141

Visit website >

National Stalking Helpline

Guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.

0808 802 0300

Visit website >

Victim Support

Free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends. They also provide services for victims and survivors of any abuse or crime, regardless of when it occurred or if the crime was reported.

0808 1689 111 – 24/7 helpline

Visit website > 


Even more support

Women’s Aid have a directory of domestic abuse support services across the UK >

Alternatively, find a comprehensive list of organisations on GOV.UK >