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Victim Services

Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA)

Providing advice, support and refuge services to male and female victims of domestic abuse throughout Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham 

0118 950 4003 

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National Domestic Violence Helpline (24hrs)

Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, a national helpline service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Contact the National Domestic Violence helpline if you need refuge provission

0808 2000 247

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The Men’s Advice Line

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse

0808 801 0327

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Citizens Advice Bureau (Bracknell)

Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities 

0844 4994107 

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National Stalking Helpline

Providing guidance and information to anybody who is currently or who has been previously affected by harassment or stalking 

0808 802 0300

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Victim Support

An independent charity supporting victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales

0845 389 9528 

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National Centre for Domestic Violence

Providing a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation 

0800 970 2070

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Mankind Initiative

Confidential helpline for men suffering domestic abuse from their current or former partner

01823 334 244 

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Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Solace)

Providing a safe, discreet and caring environment to support victims of rape and sexual assault 

0845 519 7638

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Children And Young People

Childline

A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen 

0800 1111 

childline.org.uk

nspcc.org.uk

Kooth

A free, confidential online service providing an anonymous way for young people to get professional counselling, support and advice

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The Hideout

Website providing help, information and support for children and young people affected by domestic violence

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This is Abuse

Website aimed at young people in abusive relationships. Offering information and advice

0845 519 7638

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Policing

Crimestoppers

An independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes, running an anonymous 24/7 phone number

0800 555 111

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Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company

Helping offenders on Community Orders, Suspended Sentence Orders or on license from prison. Covers Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

01869 255 300

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Thames Valley Police

999 (emergency)

101 (non emergency)

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National Probation Service

A statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community

0300 047 6325

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LGBT

Broken Rainbow

National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them

0300 999 5428

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Forced Marriage And Honour Based Violence

Forced Marriage Unit

Operating a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases

020 7008 0151

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Karma Nirvana

Running a dedicated helpline (Honour Network Helpline) for victims and professionals around forced marriage and honour based violence 

0800 599 9247

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Council Services

Bracknell Forest Council

01344 352000

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  • Adult Social Care
    01344 351500
  • Children’s Social Care
    (office hrs)
    01344 352020
  • Community Mental Health Team
    01344 823333
  • Drug and Alcohol Action Team
    01344 312360
  • Emergency Duty Team - for welfare concerns for yourself or others
    (after office hrs)
    01344 786543
  • Youth Offending Service
    01344 354300

Home-Start Bracknell Forest

A national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children

01344 860 025

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Therapies

Talking Therapies

Helping adults living in Berkshire with problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias

0300 365 2000 

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Worried About Your Behaviour?

Plain Talking

One-to-one sessions for domestic abuse perpetrators

078 2695 1498

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Respect Phoneline

A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner

0800 802 4040 

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