Due to an unprecedented volume of referrals, we regret that we are unable to accept any new referrals between Wednesday 1st December 2021 and Wednesday 5th January 2022. We will continue to prioritise urgent cases and will take high-risk referrals only if a CAADA-DASH risk assessment has been undertaken and is attached with the referral. We will also continue to accept MARAC referrals. Our No Recourse Fund remains open for applications and referrals. Our Helpline (020 8571 9595) remains open between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday until Friday 17th December, when SBS will close for the holidays until Wednesday 5th January 2022. 

You can reach the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. If you are in immediate danger, dial 999.

CAMPAIGNS

FORCED MARRIAGE & HONOUR-BASED VIOLENCE

SBS has been leading campaigns against forced marriage, honour-based violence and others cultural forms of harm since 1999 when we joined a Home Office Working Group which produced the first ever state report into the problem in the UK. Since then, our campaigns have led to the Forced Marriage (Civil) Protection Act and statutory guidance on these matters, enabling countless women to obtain protection. Our campaigns have also highlighted discriminatory immigration and other state practices, including cuts in public spending and specialist services that threaten the gains that have been made.

FORCED MARRIAGE