Crime

Legal and Government support for women
 Government
Advice Links

Victim Advice and Support

Clare's Law What to do if you need to find out about your partners past history of domestic violence

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/clares-law-pilot-to-stop-domestic-violence-begins

Victim of Crime What to do and when to do it, government guidelines, advice and help​

https://www.gov.uk/get-support-as-a-victim-of-crime

Domestic Violence What to do and when to do it, government guidelines​

https://www.gov.uk/report-domestic-abuse

Legal Aid for victims of domestic abuse If you are a victim of domestic violence and are divorcing or separating from an abusive partner you can get legal aid to help

http://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid-for-private-family-matters/legal-aid-divorcing-separating-abusive-partner

Going to Court What to do and when to do it, as a victim or witness government guidelines, advice and help​

https://www.gov.uk/going-to-court-victim-witness

The Hardship Fund provides temporary relief​ for victims of crime who are on very low incomes and do not have access to statuary sick pay.

https://www.gov.uk/claim-compensation-criminal-injury

The Law Society

Provides information to help you find the legal support you need. Find out how to get expert help and read our guides on common legal issues.
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

Offender Advice and Support

Being Arrested What to expect, what to do and when to do it, government guidelines, advice and help

https://www.gov.uk/arrested-your-rights

Being Charged with a Crime What to expect, what to do and when to do it, government guidelines, advice and help

https://www.gov.uk/charged-crime

Community and Family support for women

Community ​

Support Links

Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary organisation informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights
http://www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

Rape Crisis websites help you find your local rape crisis centre

Http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk​

http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/

http://www.rcni.ie

Women's Aid provides help and campaigns for women and children who have suffered from domestic violence.

http://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Refuge is a national charity providing support and refuge to women and children suffering domestic violence.

http://www.refuge.org.uk​

Refuge help from domestic violence

Beyond the Streets works with 50 local projects across the UK directly addressing the needs of those in prostitution and trafficking.
http://www.beyondthestreets.org.uk

help from trafficking and prostitution

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. It is the oldest and largest victims' organisation in the world..
http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

eaves offers a complete package of services designed to promote recovery and independence from violence
http://www.eavesforwomen.org.uk

Forward is dedicated to safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women tackling FGM and Child Marriage and related rights

http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/​

NAPAC exists to support survivors of child abuse when they want to talk and receive support as adults.
http://www.napac.org.uk/

Women in Prison supports and campaigns for women offenders and ex-offenders.

http://www.womeninprison.org.uk​

Clean Break community women-only theatre company bringing hidden stories of women's imprisonment to a wider audience
http://www.cleanbreak.org.uk​

Government Reports

Domestic Violence government action plan on preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/118153/vawg-action-plan.pdf