Gender-based violence: NHSScotland PIN policy

This Partnership Information Network (PIN) policy aims to support a reduction in the risk to staff of gender-based violence and to ensure that appropriate action is taken where incidents of gender-based violence occur or where allegations are raised.

Appendix 5 Further information

Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 027 1234 (24 hours)

Rape Crisis Helpline

08088 01 03 02 (daily 6pm - midnight)

Scottish Women's Aid

Information and training on domestic abuse and main contact for the network of local Women's Aid groups: 0131 226 6606

Women's Support Project

Information, training and support on violence against women and information around commercial sexual exploitation

Men's Advice Line

A confidential helpline for men in abusive relationships.
Helpline: 0808 801 0327
Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm


Promotes, supports and develops effective interventions with perpetrators of abuse across the UK. Useful information can be found on its website:

Broken Rainbow LGBTDV ( UK)

Offers advise, support and referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic abuse.
Helpline : 0300 999 5428 Mon & Thurs 2-8pm; Wed 10am - 1pm

Men's Aid

National charity supporting male victims of domestic abuse.

Survivor Scotland

Scottish Government information and education resource on children sexual abuse, including the national strategy for survivors of CSA

information on services for survivors across Scotland can be found at

Survivors UK

Information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
Helpline: 0845 122 1201 Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 10pm

Yes You Can …

Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Forced Marriage Unit

020 7008 0151
Email for outreach work:

The National Gender-Based Violence Team

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