If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call Police Scotland on 999.
If you would like to speak to Police Scotland about any issues that are not an emergency you can call 101.
If you need to call the emergency services but making a sound would put you or someone else in danger, there is a ‘silent solutions’ protocol that lets the 999 operator know your call is genuine. You can press 55 to be put through to the police, but please note this does not allow police to track your location.
Right to Ask – Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse (Scotland)
This scheme (also sometimes referred to as Clare’s Law) empowers individuals with the right to ask about the background of their partner, potential partner or someone who is in a relationship with someone they know, and there is a concern that the individual may be abusive. Any individual can make an application, and NAME can assist you with this process.
For more information, visit the Police Scotland website.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
There to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them.
Available 24/7 on 0800 027 1234, chat online or email email@example.com
Women’s Aid Survivor’s Handbook
Provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.
Safe Lives Guide to Staying Safe Online
Tips around using technology safely and some simple steps to address potential vulnerabilities.
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre
A project providing free legal information, advice, representation and advocacy support to self-identifying women in Scotland affected by violence and abuse.
Legal and advocacy support helpline is available on 08088 010 789 (see here for available times)
Guides around legal processes and your rights can be found at: https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/resources/guides/ (topics include economic abuse, reporting domestic abuse and exclusion orders)
Rape Crisis Scotland
Provide trauma-informed support to survivors of sexual violence.
Call 08088 01 03 03 (7 days a week from 6pm-midnight) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help women experiencing abuse find the right information and support they need to take control of their lives.
Detecting and Handling Abuse Guide: https://manipulation.chayn.co/
Beginners Online Safety Guide: https://chayn.gitbook.io/diy-online-safety/
Advanced Online Safety Guide: https://chayn.gitbook.io/advanced-diy-privacy-for-every-woman/
Legal Information Guide: https://chayn.gitbook.io/how-to-build-a-domestic-abuse-case-without-a-lawye/
Bright Sky App
A mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else. Includes: questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, dispelling myths, spotting the signs of domestic abuse.
Note: Please only download the app if it is safe to do so and if you are sure your phone is not being monitored.
A smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection including; the ability to raise a silent alarm, emergency contacts and recording incidents.
Homeless Support and Social Services
You can find details of your local housing office here: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/directories/housing-offices or call 0800 953 2424 for the emergency out-of-hours service.
You can find details of your local social work offices here: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/directories/social-work-locality-offices or call 0303 123 1008 for social work emergency services.
Victim Support Lanarkshire
Provide support and information to people affected by crime and campaign for victim and witness rights.
Call 01698 336565, use their webchat service or complete the self-referral form.
Online mental health and wellbeing resources providing information for people seeking assistance with mental health issues.