Domestic Abuse Support

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Domestic abuse is unacceptable. Everyone deserves to, and should, live without fear. There is no excuse.

Information about domestic abuse and support services can be found on the Stockton Information Directory.

A Domestic Abuse Strategy has been developed which aims to improve physical, psychological and social outcomes for the residents of Stockton-on-Tees. By promoting preventative measures, alongside early intervention, support and protection, we aim to reduce the effects of harmful behaviour now and for the generations to come.

The Domestic Abuse Strategy sets out its work to reduce harm to victims and their families. The strategy covers the five year period from 2017-2022. This strategy will be supported by an annually reviewed and refreshed action plan based on consultation and data analysis.



Harbour is the main provider of services for those living with domestic abuse in Stockton-on-Tees.

The organisation offers support to individuals and families by providing safe accommodation in the refuge and practical support in the community to women, men and children, including a range of group programmes.

Harbour also offers services to those who perpetrate abuse but want to change their behaviour.

For those who have experienced sexual violence, Harbour can provide a counselling service, with both individual and group support.

Harbour can also provide advice to those worried about a friend or relative who they believe may be in an abusive relationship.

A registered charity, Harbour also works across Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, County Durham and North Tyneside as well as Stockton-on-Tees.

Telephone: 03000 20 25 25

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Harbour services available within Stockton

Harbour Stockton Refuge
Telephone: 03000 20 25 25 (24 hrs)
Email: [email protected]

Harbour Outreach for Adults and Children/Young People
Telephone 03000 20 25 25
Email: [email protected]

Harbour Sexual Violence Counselling
Telephone : 03000 20 25 25
Email: [email protected]

Harbour Perpetrator Service
Telephone: 03000 20 25 25
Email: [email protected]


Men's Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for men affected by domestic abuse.

The organisation offers advice and emotional support to men who experience abuse, as well as signposting to other vital services that help men keep themselves (and their children) safe.

The helpline's friendly advisors provide confidential support, practical advice and information.

Men’s Advice Line is for men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, and for those supporting them. Concerned friends or family members and Frontline Workers assisting male victims are all welcome to call for information and support.

Telephone: 0808 8010327

Men's Advice Line telephone service is available Monday to Friday 9am-8pm. It is free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK, and also free from BT pay phones. Your call will not appear on itemised bills.

Email: [email protected]

Email support is available Monday to Friday 9am-8pm, and Saturday and Sunday between 10am-12pm and 4-6pm.

Visit the Men's Advice Line website.

Webchat support is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10-11am and 3-4pm.


Halo Project

The Halo Project Charity is a national project supporting victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM.

The charity provides appropriate advice and support to victims, and works with key partners to provide required interventions and advice necessary for the protection and safety of victims.

Their free and confidential service is tailored to suit the needs of the individual and includes practical support, advocacy services including support to access legal service and to attend court, and referrals to emergency refuge accommodation and housing providers.

Telephone: 01642 683045

Email: [email protected]

Visit the Halo Project website.

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