Useful Links of interest

  • Bishop Auckland refuge:  01388 600094
  • Harbour Support Services for Domestic Violence : 0300 020 2525  Email: durham@myharbour.org.uk
  • Darlington refuge:   01325 364486      Email: familyhelp@btconnect.com
  • Durham refuge:   0191 386 5951
  • National Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline (24 hours): 0808 2000 247
  • Rape Crisis Tyneside & Northumberland Support Line: 0800 023 2794 open Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm and Friday 11am - 2pm.
  • Victim Support: Darlington 0300 332 1000      National Help Line: 0845 30 30 900 
  • Women’s Aid: General  enquiries 0117 944 44 11, Support line 0808 2000 247, Email helpline@womensaid.org.uk
  • The Meadows (sexual assault referral centre)  01913 018 554

The Meadows supports women, men and children who have experienced recent sexual violence, providing the medical and forensic examinations which could provide evidence if a survivor chose to make a police report. Using the SARC services does not mean that you have to report, and any evidence collected can be held while you make your decision, so that you don't have to do so straight away. More information about the process is available on the website: http://www.themeadowsdurham.org.uk/themeadows/your-options/ and both the staff there and ourselves can provide guidance and support around this in order to help you decide the best course of action for you.

  • National freephone helpline number:

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Croydon has launched a freephone number: 0808 802 9999. The line is open daily from 12 noon until 2.30 pm and 7.00 pm until 9.30 pm. The number is free from landlines, public telephones and from the main six UK mobile networks (3, Orange, Virgin, Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2). The line currently supports women who are either survivors of sexual violence or supporters of survivors. It is confidential and anonymous, and staffed by trained women support workers.

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