National

Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline is a free service offering advice for victims of stalking living in the UK. Run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

They offer practical information, support, and advice on risk, safety planning and legislation to victims of stalking, their friends, family, and professionals working with victims. 

They also provide an online tool if you are worried that someone might be stalking you (click here).

Call 0808 802 0300

Free of charge

Will not be shown on BT landine bills

Open Monday to Friday

Or fill out their online form (click here)

Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service

A team of specialist advisors at Oxford University exclusively offering support to survivors studying at the university.

 

They provide a safe place to be heard, offering emotional, practical and welfare support and advice to all students regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. 

 

Advisors at the service are trained to support you at your pace, free of charge and in confidence. 

Refuge Tech Safety

Advice on recognising tech abuse, securing your tech, staying safe online, and what to do if you're worried that someone you know is experiencing tech abuse.

Tech abuse includes harassment and stalking online, intimate image abuse, hacking, someone controlling the use of your phone, someone having access to your online accounts, etc.

Service provided by Refuge.

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

A charity working to stop the repeated victimisation of people abused in childhood, and make the internet a safer place, by identifying & removing global online child sexual abuse imagery.

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is the police force covering the counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.​

If someone is in immediate danger or if a crime has just happened, call 999.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the textphone service 18000 or text 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

You can report a crime (e.g. harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, spiking):​

  • online (click here)

  • via. a phone call (call 101, open 24/7)

  • by visiting a police station

Paladin Service

The Paladin Service is a service assisting high-risk victims of stalking in England and Wales.

They define stalking as "A pattern of unwanted, fixated and obsessive behaviour which is intrusive and causes fear of violence or serious alarm or distress"

They offer a Young People's Service (for people aged 16-25 years old), including a listening service, safety planning, assistance with access to support services, assistance with discussions with your workplace or university, support with contacting the police and advocacy.

Call 0203 866 4107

Email info@paladinservice.co.uk

Referrals require a DASH risk assessment by a professional (e.g. police officer, or Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISAC)).

They also have a general advice page (click here)

Revenge Porn Helpline

A service supporting adults (aged 18+) living in the UK who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as revenge porn. This includes Sextortion and webcam blackmail.

They can help with:

  • non-judgemental and confidential advice

  • finding, reporting and removing content online

  • social media advice

  • reporting to the police

  • signposting to legal advice

Call 0345 6000 459 (open Monday to Friday)

Email help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

Anonymous reporting form (click here)

Facebook Messenger (click here)

Open between 10 am and 7 pm on weekdays

Free and will not show up on telephone bill

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent, free and confidential service for people who need help after a crime, regardless of whether or not it has been reported.


They offer:

  • information pages, including an advice page about stalking and harassment (click here)

  • an online referral form for getting support and advice

  • a free 24/7 Supportline

Glitch

Glitch is a UK charity that supports people who have suffered online abuse, especially women of colour. They have free and downloadable resources on documenting and reporting online abuse, how to be a good online  active bystander, and a "Fix the Glitch Toolkit 2.0" including digital self-care tips. 

Harassment Advisory Network

A university-based service. Individuals in departments and colleges who can listen confidentially and clarify your options.

Call 01865 270 760

Victims First

Free emotional and practical support for all victims and witnesses of crime, as well as family members of victims.

Harassment
support

(University + Oxford + UK)
support for people who are experiencing harassment, stalking, intimate image abuse (revenge porn), etc.
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