If you’re a survivor or someone who is experiencing domestic abuse, knowing how and where to take your first steps to justice and recovery can be challenging.

That’s why police forces across the North East, Yorkshire and Humber regions are working together to ensure that no matter where you live, you will receive a first class response to a report of domestic abuse.

Together with our local partners, we can support you at every stage in your journey, as you move through the family or criminal courts and beyond. Nobody should suffer domestic abuse in silence – there is help for those who are suffering.

Find specialist support services in your area by clicking the relevant section below:


Victims First Northumbria

Victims First Northumbria (VFN) can provide free confidential advice and offer emotional and practical support as well as specialist support and advice to assist you through Child and Family Court Proceedings. They will also assess your individual needs and signpost you to the support services that can help you to cope and recover.

Tel: 0800 011 3116
Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm




Harbour Support Services

Tel: 03000 20 25 25
Operating hours: Telephone enquiries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, email within office hours




Victim Services (Cleveland)

Harbour Support Services

Tel: 03000202525


24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


My Sister’s Place (Middlesbrough)

Tel: 01642241864


Monday – Thursday 9-5pm, Friday 9-4:30pm


Foundation (Redcar and Cleveland)

Tel: 0300 4562214


Monday to Friday, 8-6pm


Eva Women’s Aid (Redcar and Cleveland)

Tel: 01642 490677


Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 5pm



Specialist service for black and minority ethnic women

Tel: 01642 683 045


Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm


Teesside Sexual Assault Referral Centre

For victims of rape and sexual assault.

Tel: 01642 516888

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Arch Northeast

Service for victims of rape and sexual assault

Tel: 01642 822331


Monday and Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am – 7:00pm


West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Victim Support

Tel: 0300 303 1971

8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday.


North Yorkshire

Supporting Victims

Tel: 01609 643100

Monday to Friday 8am -7pm




North Lincolnshire

Blue Door

Tel: 0800 1974787

Women’s Aid NE Lincolnshire

Tel: 01472 575757 (Female Victims)

Tel: 01472 588888 (Male Victims)

East Riding

Domestic Violence Abuse Partnership (DVAP)

Tel: 01482 396330


Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP)

Tel: 01482 318759

Hull Women’s Aid

Tel: 01482 446099

Preston Road Women’s Centre

Tel: 01482790310