Resources for: Employers and Gender Based Violence/Abuse

‘There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.’ United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.  

Women, children and men can all be victims of violence.  There is a a national focus on taking action on all forms of violence against women and girls. By this we mean the violent and abusive behaviour carried out predominantly by men directed at women and girls precisely because of their gender. Behaviour that stems from systemic, deep-rooted women’s inequality, and which includes domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault, commercial sexual exploitation (like prostitution), and so called ‘honour based’ violence like female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Reference

11. ASSIST

ASSIST

ASSIST provides support to families going through the domestic abuse courts. Their aim is to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity are safe, informed and supported throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Phone: 0141 276 7710

Web: www.assistscotland.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
27. CARA

CARA (challenging and responding to abuse)

CARA provides confidential counselling support to children, young people of school age and women who have experienced domestic abuse, rape, and/or sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Both self and agency referrals are welcomed

Phone: 0141 562 8800

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/mental-health-services-for-cyp-adults/counselling-support-for-women-children-and-young-people/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Local Free
49. Police Scotland

Domestic Abuse - Police Scotland

Police Scotland's website has information about domestic abuse, how to report if you or someone you know is a victim, support you can receive, and a message to perpetrators.

Web: www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/domestic-abuse/

Website Online Self referral National Free
63. Galop

Galop

Galop supports LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

Web: www.galop.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
117. Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Scotland

Information on helpline and Rape Crisis centres across Scotland who provide trauma-informed support. The website also contains a number of resources for survivors, friends and family, and young people.

Helpline number: 08088 01 03 02

Web: www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
125. Samaritans2

Samaritans

A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Web: www.samaritans.org

Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
131 Scotlands Domestic Abuse Helpline

Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

A helpline and website to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. A confidential, sensitive service, including an interpreting service, for anyone who calls.

Web: www.sdafmh.org.uk/en/

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
141. SHOUT

SHOUT Crisis text service

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Helpline number: 85258 free text support service

Web: www.giveusashout.org/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
191. Womens Aid Clydebank

Women's Aid - Clydebank

Clydebank Women’s Aid is a confidential organisation which provides various services for women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Phone: 0141 952 8118

Web: www.clydebankwomensaid.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
191. Womens Aid Clydebank

Women's Aid - Dumbarton

Dumbarton District Women’s Aid (DDWA) is a confidential organisation which provides information, support and, where appropriate, refuge for women and any accompanying children who have experienced or at risk of domestic abuse.

Phone: 01389 751036

Web: http://www.ddwa.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
193. Scottish Womens Aid

Women's Aid - Scotland

Information and support on all aspects of domestic abuse.

Phone: 0800 027 1234

Web: www.womensaid.scot/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
Hemat Gryff

Hematt Gryffe Women's Aid

Safe temporary accommodation and culturally sensitive support for women, children, and young people. 

Phone: 0141 353 0859

Web: www.hematgryffe.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds: Trauma Informed Practice for Anyone Working with Children and Young People

This animation was developed by NHS Education for Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is designed to be relevant to all workers within the Scottish workforce who work with children and young people. It aims to support staff to understand the impact of trauma and to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.

Web: https://vimeo.com/334642616

Website Online National Free