It's your right to feel and be safe
*The Shakti office will be closed to the public on Tuesday 28th August due to staff training. If you are in need of support during this time, please call the Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234. If you are a professional making a referral, please leave a voicemail or send an email, and action will be taken the following working day. *
Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
Phone us on 0131 475 2399 or email us if you are worried or frightened about what is happening to you or someone you know.
The person who is abusing you could be a partner, ex-partner and/or other member of the household. You may be under a lot of pressure from family and community. You may not be sure about your rights, for example to stay in the UK, or to safety.
We can help you with this. We will not tell your family or community. All our staff are women.
If you think you or your children are in immediate danger of being hurt, phone the police on 999.
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