Safer Lives: domestic abuse and hate crime

We know that COVID-19 and being isolated in your home will have serious impacts on the lives of women migrants. We want to reassure women that there is support for you during this challenging time.

Domestic Violence – who can help?

Domestic violence is a crime. If there has been an incidence of violence or harassment or a threat of violence or harm made against you or someone you know, dial 999.

In an emergency, a police officer or officers should come to you immediately. In an emergency always dial 999.

West Yorkshire Police: report domestic abuse via online form or live chat (you can translate the page) and find domestic abuse advice in different languages

The Hollie Guard App turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

Women’s Aid: Safety advice for survivors

Women’s Aid Live Chat – available Monday to Friday 10- 12pm. This could be a safer way to access some support; particularly if an abuser might also be in the property so it would be unsafe to make a telephone call.

Refuge24/7 domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247

Muslim Women’s Network Helpline is available to provide information, advice and support: 0800 999 5786

Jewish Women’s Aid: 0808 801 0500

Deaf Hope: for women with hearing issues

Ann Craft Trust, for women with disabilities. Get safeguarding help for you, a friend or a relative.

Southall Black Sisters: run by and for black and minority women. Available for advice and support: 0208 571 9595 or send an email at or use the contact form.

Stop Hate UK: 24/7 hate crime helpline: 0800 138 1625

Please read the latest advice to help protect you and your communities from hate incidents.

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