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Help is available both locally and nationally. Please select the links below for further information.

If you cannot find what you are looking for then contact us on bdap@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk where a member of the team will be able to help you further.

If you are a survivor of domestic abuse or a current victim, there are services throughout Bedfordshire to help you.

24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The…

Bedfordshire Well Being Service

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service aims to make a positive difference to people’s lives through talking therapies. We are here to help, whatever the cause of your anxiety or depression, sharing your problems could be the first step to recovery. The Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service offers evidence-based psychological therapy to help support and treat common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.…

Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help. People can visit our website, enter their postcode and find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist nearby who specialises in the area of need. Our site also serves as an information hub for people to read mental health-related articles and news,…


DeafHope is the UK’s only sign-language based service to help deaf women and children who suffer from domestic abuse.  When sign-language is the main way you communicate it can be very hard to get help.  If you are being abused, the DeafHope team are here to help you.  We will help find you and your…

National Centre for Domestic Violence

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline- GALOP

Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence.

National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline is run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. The National Stalking Helpline offers information and guidance to anybody in the UK who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking through a freephone number and email facility. We respond to over 3,500 requests for help every year. We have…

Rape Crisis UK

Rape Crisis is a national charity which promotes the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, to improve services and to work towards the elimination of sexual abuse.    They raise awareness and understanding of sexual abuse in the wider community and with local, regional and national governments.  Rape crisis are…

Respect Phoneline

A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. We are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators, as well as to their (ex) partners and frontline workers. Respect are a helpline and email service.

Signpost for Bedfordshire

The Signpost Hub is an innovative new approach to supporting those affected by crime in Bedfordshire, putting victims at the heart of everything we do. The hub offers free and confidential support to anyone affected by crime, whether it has been reported to the police or not. This includes victims themselves, bereaved relatives, parents or…

The Change Project

Domestic Violence And Abuse Prevention Through Behavioural Change Established in 2009, The Change Project delivers a community based domestic violence prevention programme. It is a Respect Accredited programme for men who want to stop being abusive towards intimate partners. The Change Project also works with female perpetrators, offering an individual programme of work. The Change…

Victim Support Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service Bedfordshire

How can the IDVA Service help? Our Independent Domestic Violence Advisory (IDVA) Service is a SafeLives Leading Lights accredited service reflecting good & safe practice. We are here to offer advice, advocacy and support to high risk victims of domestic abuse across Bedfordshire. We support any victims over the age of 16 years old that…

Victims Commissioner

  Help for victims Guidance and advice for victims and witnesses of crime. Every victim has a different experience of the criminal justice system. Your individual journey depends on the nature of the crime, the outcome of the police investigation and local differences in victim services. The following guidance is designed to help you at…

Victims’ Information Service

Launched in August 2015 as part of the governments commitment to victims of abuse this Freephone telephone number is operated from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and weekends from Saturday 5pm to Monday 8am. Calls from a landline are free. The phone line is supported by Victim Information Service website which signposts all help…

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