Cambridge Domestic Violence Action Group
- Helplines - Shelters - Websites - Other Resources -

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, help is available.

It is okay to contact sources even if you are not sure as to your situation.

Remember: if you are using a computer or phone to which your abuser has access, it is strongly encouraged that you take measures to cover your activity. Detailed information on how to cover your online tracks can be found on the Women's Aid website. Please bear in mind, however, that deleting your call list and clearing your address history and cookies in your internet browser may in themselves arouse your abuser's suspicions. The safest
            alternative is to access the internet at a local library or internet cafe, a friend's house or at work, or at an iPlus Point.

For immediate emergency assistance, call 999

Freephone 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Women's Aid - supports women facing domestic violence through information, support and temporary accommodation (see also Refuge)

Cambridge Women's Aid

Phone: 01223 460 947 (advice line with 24hr answerphone)
Fax: 01223 324 606

Refuge - help for women and children facing domestic violence

Mankind - support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence
Phone: 01823 334 244

Rape Crisis - assistance for women and girls only regarding sexual violence, but they welcome calls from men who want to know about how they can support women
Phone: 01223 245888 open Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 pm

   If you intend to file a report with the police, Rape Crisis suggests that you:
  • Do not wash
  • Do not remove the clothes you were wearing or keep them in a specific place
  • Do not eat or drink
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not brush your teeth
  • Do not alter the scene of the crime
  • Try to not go to the toilet

M Power - support for male survivors of rape, sexual assault, and child abuse. Offer a helpline service and free email counselling
Phone: 0808 808 4321 open Thursday, 8-10 pm

Broken Rainbow - for bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people dealing with domestic abuse
DV Helpline: 0300 999 5428

Open: Mon 2pm-8pm, Wed 10am-1pm, Thurs 2pm-8pm

NHS Direct - to find a Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Phone: 0845 4647

Shelter - housing charity, includes links for those trying to leave abusive relationships
Phone: 0808 800 4444
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm

Cambridge University Counselling Services
Phone: 01223 332 865
You may also wish to speak to your College Tutor and/or College Nurse

National Centre for Domestic Abuse - free, quick legal aid for men and women. This service allows anyone to apply for an injunction, in most circumstances within 24 hours of first contact
Phone: 0844 8044 999
Text NCDV to 60777

NCDV also offers a freephone service. To access this, dial 08009 70 20 70
There is also a minicom service for the deaf and hard of hearing. To access this, dial 18001 08009 70 20 70

Victim Support - government support for victims of crime, including a support line
Phone: 0845 3030 900

Southall Black Sisters - dedicated to supporting Asian and African-Caribbean women challenging violence against women
Phone: 0208 571 0800

Apna Haq - support for Asian women and children facing domestic violence
Phone: 01709 519 212 / 01709 519 211


CUSU Women's Officer

CUSU Welfare Officer