Scotlands Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Helpline providing initial, confidential support to anyone in Scotland with experience of domestic abuse (by a partner or ex-partner) or forced marriage, as well as family members, friends, colleagues, and professionals who support them.

About domestic abuse:

Domestic abuse is controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and/ or violent behaviour (including sexual violence) perpetrated by a partner or an ex-partner.

It can begin at any stage during a relationship or after a relationship has ended.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone from any community, and having a disability can potentially increase the risks of domestic abuse.


We are able to provide emotional support, safety planning, and onward signposting over the phone, by web chat, or by email.

When you contact the helpline, you will be supported by people who understand and who won’t blame or judge you. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Phone: 0800 027 1234

Web Chat:


If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired, you can call the Helpline using a text relay service, through Contact Scotland BSL, or contact us by email or web chat.

If you would prefer to speak to us in a language other than English, we can use a confidential telephone interpreting service.


Men’s Advice Line
We work in partnership with the Men’s Advice Line. They give specialist advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse. To speak to them, you can call our helpline number 0800 027 1234, on Monday-Friday, 10am–8pm, and select option 2 for the men’s service. If you prefer email or web chat, these are available at (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm) or at (Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm and 2:30-4pm).

Respect Phoneline

The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline offering advice, information, and support for anyone concerned about their own abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner. You can call them on freephone 0808 802 4040 (Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm) or email (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm). They also have webchat available on Thursdays, 2-4pm:



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Phone: 0800 027 1234

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