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A2Dominion Domestic Abuse Support Services
The Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline can provide emotional support and practical information for adults affected by domestic abuse. It works with victims to empower them to make decisions regarding their relationship, irrespective of whether they wish to leave or not. The helpline can help with any enquiries a person may have and provide access to support services.
Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 731 0055 (Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm)
Reducing the Risk
Reducing the Risk is dedicated to the safety of adults and children at risk of domestic abuse and to empowering the professionals and volunteers who support them.
They provide the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor team and other services for Oxfordshire, including Domestic Abuse related training.
Telephone: 01865 965 055 (messages)
National Centre for Domestic Violence
The National Centre for Domestic Violence provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
Phone: 020 7186 8270 or 0800 970 2070 (press option 1)
Text “NCDV” to 60777 and they’ll call you back
POhWER (Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub)
All advocacy services in Oxfordshire are delivered by the Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub. POhWER deliver a range of statutory and non-statutory advocacy services to the residents of Oxfordshire.
Telephone: 0300 200 0082
Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)
“We are a feminist organisation committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. We offer a free and confidential service to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them”
Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
Core office hours: 10am – 4pm
Telephone: 01865 725 311
Solace (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
Solace Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) provide local communities with a safe, discreet and caring environment to support victims of rape and sexual assault.
The Solace Centre is able to:
- Perform a forensic examination by a specialist forensic doctor
- Provide crisis support at your initial visit and arrange follow up appointments
- Provide telephone advice
- Provide independent advocacy and support with practical matters
Thames Valley SARC Bicester, SOLACE Centre, Police House, Queens Avenue, Bicester, OX26 2NT
Telephone: 0300 130 3036
Elmore Team New Beginnings
Victim’s First: Willow Project
The Willow Project is a modern slavery and exploitation victim service serving the Thames Valley region. They provide prevention work, crisis intervention and ongoing support to both victims and their families. The support the charity offers is on both a practical and emotional level on any issues that are important to the person and ranges from help with housing, benefits, education and employment, assistance through court processes, advocating in meetings, to hospital visits and arrange food and clothing parcels etc.
Phone: 07538 241045
Modern Slavery Helpline
The Modern Slavery Helpline provides victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to information and support on a 24/7 basis.
Phone: 08000 121 700 or file a report online
Oxford Against Cutting (OAC)
Is committed to working to help prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) and honour-based abuse (HBA) of girls and women living in the Thames Valley.
OAC’s mission is to end cultural practices that harm girls and women by; providing education, supporting survivors, raising awareness of support services, empowering young people to champion initiatives against harmful practices.
PROTECT (Speak Up, Stop Harm)
Offers free, confidential whistleblowing advice to individuals.
Phone: 020 3117 2520 (* option 1)