Domestic Abuse & Gender Based Violence
This website aims to:
- Support anyone who is experiencing or at risk of violence / abuse by providing information and contact details for local and national services that can help.
- Change attitudes towards Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence which will encourage changed behaviour.
- Provide a comprehensive information resource for professionals working in the fields of Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence in Shetland.
Shetland Rape Crisis
For self-help resources see:
For phone support call Rape Crisis Scotland’s free and confidential helpline 6pm - midnight every night:
08088 01 03 02
Shetland Women's Aid
Telephone: (01595) 692070
Phone calls/texts will be answered as soon as possible – generally staff will be available 9-12 every weekday.
Safe2Speak.co.uk: 01744 743 200
Scottish Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline 24 hour: 0800 027 1234
In an emergency please do not hesitate to call the Police on 999.
This section explains what domestic abuse is and where you can get help.
This section explains what Gender Based Violence is and how we can all work to eradicate it.
This section details the support available for anyone, male or female, affected by Domestic Abuse or GBV, with links to agencies focussed on LGBT issues and help for children and young people.
This section provides general information aimed at people working in the field of Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence, but may be of wider interest.
This section gives information on the MARAC procedure and associated documents.
This section highlights useful resources and links for professionals.
This section gives details of upcoming professional training and events.
Over 100 cases of domestic abuse take place in Shetland every year, with 115 recorded in 2017-18. There are around 60,000 cases recorded in Scotland annually - that is one every ten minutes. Domestic Abuse affects people across our community regardless of sex, race, age, religion, sexuality, income or lifestyle.