Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence

What we do:

  • Work with partners and voluntary organisations to build up a network to increase the safety of all victims of domestic violence and their children.
  • Put in place a whole range of support services including specialist domestic and sexual violence advisors based with Northumbria Police, help for victims who have drug and / or alcohol problems and outreach services. 
  • Provide a variety of refuge accommodation across the city for women and children fleeing domestic violence and specialist support for Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women.
  • Encourage male abusers to take responsibility for their actions and change their behaviour through a perpetrator programme run by Barnardo’s.
  • Run a range of training programmes to raise awareness of domestic violence and equip workers with the skills needed to support victims.
  • Training courses include children living with domestic violence, responding to domestic violence, honour based violence and forced marriage, sex work and sexual exploitation.
  • Support the development of services and interventions for children and young people impacted by domestic violence in their homes and their own intimate relationships.

For help and advice phone:

  • Newcastle Women’s Aid on free phone 0800 923 2622 or 0191 265 1248 (24 hours)
  • Victim Support for victims of domestic violence and sexual violence on 0191 283 5183
  • Domestic Violence Protection Project (DVPP) offers support to men who want to change their abusive behaviour on 0191 265 7344
  • The Men’s Advice Line (for male victims) on 0808 801 0327 (free from landlines and most mobiles)
  • In an emergency phone 999.
  • Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland for women survivors of all forms of sexual violence on 0191 2222 0272 or email enquiries@rctn.org.uk. Website: www.rctn.org.uk