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Useful contacts

If you think you might be experiencing domestic abuse, or you might know someone who is, or are concerned about your own behaviour, help is available.

You can use the contacts below to get help and support.

Local domestic abuse contacts in the borough of Sutton (e.g. Beddington, Belmont, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, St Helier, Rosehill, Wallington and Worcester Park) and south London are highlighted in yellow.

General support

Transform Sutton

Transform brings together local organisations, each with unique skills and experience in domestic abuse, allowing us to deliver the best support possible for the Sutton community.

020 8092 7569
email: transformsutton@cranstoun.org.uk

To make a referral, please complete a referral form on our website here.

Sutton Domestic Violence One Stop Shop – OPEN

Our Independent Domestic Abuse Advisers (IDVAs) are available to offer face-to-face support and guidance to help you at drop-in sessions at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton SM1 1SN on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am – 11.30am.

The drop-in sessions will be conducted with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

You can also complete an online referral into support by visiting:  https://www.cranstoun.org/services/domestic-abuse/transform-sutton/


Call 999 if you are in immediate danger.

Call 101 at all other times or you can report online: www.met.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/how-to-report-a-crime/

Domestic abuse is a crime and the police take it very seriously.

Victim Support Victim Assessment and Referral Service (VARS)

0808 168 9291

Call free, from 8am-8pm. It automatically redirects out of hours to Supportline. VARS can conduct risk assessments and link clients in with the Sutton team.

National Centre for Domestic Violence

0800 970 2070

Provides an emergency injunction service.

National Stalking Helpline

0808 802 0300

Provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

Network for Surviving Stalking


Represents UK stalking victims and their families.

Sutton Homechoice

020 8770 5000

Provides advice about housing options.

Homestart Sutton

Volunteer mentoring support to help families create and sustain informal support networks and connect to local resources and support.

Sutton Council

General information and contacts.

Dogs Trust Freedom Project

0800 298 9199  freedomproject@dogstrust.org.uk

Pet fostering project for women fleeing domestic violence in the Greater London area.

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB)

Provides useful information for people who may experience or be at risk of experiencing abuse, their families, carers, and anyone who works with people with health or social care needs. There is also a dedicated area for professionals which provides access to a wide range of policy and practice guidance.

Bright Sky app

Free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. It is also designed to be used by specialist and non-specialist practitioners and other employers, and for anyone looking for information about issues around domestic abuse.

Children’s First Contact Service (CFCS)

020 8770 6001, childrensfirstcontactservice@sutton.gov.uk, 020 8770 5000 (out of hours emergency duty team)

This website includes information on what to do if you are concerned about a child, young person or parent/carer in Sutton that needs support. It includes a link to the CFCS referral form.

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

sutton.marac@sutton.gov.uk 0208 770 6709 – contact Adam French for a referral form.

Discusses the highest risk cases in Sutton, with the aim of reducing repeat victimisation and improving the safety and quality of life for victims and their children. All those discussed at MARAC are supported by an IDVA.

Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Contains useful information collected from partner agencies, all of whom have a shared responsibility for promoting and ensuring the well-being and safety of children in Sutton.

Support for women

Sutton Women’s Centre / Counselling Service

020 8661 1991, info@suttonwomen.co.uk 

Offers counselling and confidential advice for women that have suffered from domestic abuse.

The Freedom Programme (Sutton Women’s Centre)

020 8661 1991 info@suttonwomen.co.uk

A twelve week group work programme which aims to support women on how to spot the signs of an abuser, break the cycle of abuse, and build a more positive life.

Helping Hands (Jigsaw4u)

020 8687 1384, 07970 443 339, angieconway@jigsaw4u.org.uk

Helping Hands volunteers provide befriending and practical support to women affected by domestic abuse and their families.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 200 0247

Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, a national service for women experiencing domestic abuse, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. As well as advice it can offer access to emergency refuge accommodation.

Rape Crisis South London

0808 802 9999, info@rasasc.org.uk

Counselling/advocacy: 020 8683 3311

Based in Croydon, provides support to female victims of rape and sexual assault.

Rights of Women

Family Law Advice Line: 020 7251 6577

Criminal Law Advice Line: 020 7251 8887

Immigration and Asylum Law Advice Line: 020 7490 7689

A women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

Women’s Aid

A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

Women and Girls Network Advice Service

0808 801 0660, advice@wgn.org.uk

Free advice and information on domestic abuse, sexual violence, FGM, and ‘honour-based’ violence, particularly for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) clients.

Support for men

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

Advice and support for men in abusive situations.

ManKind Initiative

01823 334244

Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse.


0808 802 4040

Supports men who are victims of domestic violence.

Support for children and young people

PYRAMID (Limes College)

(Preventing Youth Relationship Abuse, Maximising Individual Development) Young people (up to 25) involved in abusive relationships often become involved in abusive relationships as adults. This project aims to break that cycle.

Children’s Therapeutic Group – Core Assets

0800 584 4446 sutton.da@coreassets.com

Group work programme to help children recover from witnessing domestic abuse.

Off the Record

0208 680 8899  sutton@talkofftherecord.org

Free, confidential counselling for young people aged 11-25.

Disrespect Nobody

Government campaign aimed at young people


Supports young people and families who both use and experience violence and abuse at home and in relationships.


Network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

The Hideout

From Women’s Aid gives support to children and young people affected by domestic violence.


0800 1111

A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Support for older people

Age UK

A free national advice service to support the elderly.

Support for people with disabilities


Supporting deaf survivors of domestic abuse. This service is primarily for women and children.

Support for LGBT+ people


0300 999 5428, help@galop.org.uk

Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people experiencing domestic abuse or hate crime.

Support for perpetrators


0808 802 4040 – free helpline for anyone concerned about their own behaviour.

Respect offers support services for perpetrators of domestic abuse, young people who use violence and abuse at home and in relationships, and men who are victims of domestic violence.

Men & Masculinities Community Perpetrator Programme (Cranstoun)

A non-judgemental programme for male perpetrators of domestic violence who are willing to recognise and change their abusive behaviours.

The Drive project

The Drive project responds to high-harm, high-risk, and serial perpetrators who repeatedly offend with the same or new victims. The project delivered in Sutton works to protect victims and survivors by challenging perpetrators to change their behaviour while working with partner agencies to disrupt abuse and remove barriers to change.

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