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VAWG services opening hours over Christmas period

Posted on: 17 December 2020

The Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) team has shared details of the opening hours of support services over the Christmas period, including the Respect perpetrator helpline. 


Victim Support Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Service: 0207 364 7957 available Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, except bank holidays.


For weekends and bank holidays domestic abuse victims can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 


Beyond the Streets Exiting Prostitution Service: 0800 1337870 telephone support available up until 24th December. Service will re-open on 4 January 2021. 


Women's Health & Family Service Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Service: 020 7377 8725 open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday except bank holidays. 


Mile End Hospital FGM clinic - closed from the week commencing the 14th December 2020 and will resume on the 8th January 2021.


Respect phoneline for perpetrators: 0808 802 4040 Closed on bank holidays and weekends but otherwise open Monday-Friday, 9am to 8pm.  


More local and national VAWG support services can be found using the Tower Hamlets VAWG Directory: