Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice.
We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors or commissioning domestic abuse services, and award a National Quality Mark for services which meet our quality standards. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated. The 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership with Refuge) and our range of online services, which include the Survivors’ Forum, help hundreds of thousands of women and children every year.
Women’s Aid’s role within the consortium
Women’s Aid is part of the London VAWG Consortium, made up of six partnerships funded by London Councils to deliver a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Women’s Aid is the Lead organisation for the Pan-London Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines and Data Collection Project.
This project delivers specialist, integrated helpline services for all survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout London providing immediate practical and emotional support as well as signposting to other support services.
The project monitors and reports on the availability and use of refuge services to support the future development of provision in London
The Pan-London Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines are provided by the National Domestic Violence Helpline – run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, the Sexual Violence Helpline – run by the Women and Girls Network (WGN) and the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC), and the Male Victims Helpline run by Respect.