Social Care (Child and Adult)

Are you worried an adult or child may be at risk of abuse or neglect?

Telephone: 0345 603 7627 (Child)

Telephone: 0345 603 7630 (Adult)

Website: www.essex.gov.uk

Next Chapter

Next Chapter is a domestic abuse charity working across the areas of Tendring, Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree and Uttlesford. They provide free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced domestic abuse.

Telephone: 01206 500585 or 01206 761276

Website: www.thenextchapter.org.uk

Email: info@thenextchapter.org.uk

Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Telephone: 0808 200 0247

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Note: Women’s Aid will respond to your email within 5 working days. When you email the Helpline it’s very important that you specify when and if it is safe to respond and to which email address. Your safety is the main concern.

Essex Compass

Are you concerned about domestic abuse during this time?

Telephone: 0330 333 7444

Website: www.essexcompass.org.uk

Safer Places

Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by all forms of Domestic Abuse.

Telephone: 03301 025811

Facebook: @SaferPlacesUK

Twitter: @SaferPlacesUK

Website: www.saferplaces.co.uk

Email: info@saferplaces.co.uk


Mankind aims to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. They are gender inclusive, meaning they want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.

Telephone: 01823 334244

Facebook: @Mankind-Initiative

Twitter: @mankindinit

Website: www.mankind.org.uk