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.



SBS has campaigned against the rise of religious fundamentalism in all religions since 1989 and the fundamentalist frenzy surrounding the publication of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. Since then, we have seen a rapid rise in religious fundamentalist and ultra-conservative movements across the world. We view these reactionary forces as a serious threat to fundamental human rights and freedoms of not only women but also minorities and other marginalised groups. Recent developments in law and social policy such as the push towards the privatisation of justice and the promotion of a faith-based approach to minorities (multi-faithism) have empowered fundamentalists of all religions to wield more power and control. They now threaten to undo the gains that women have made in challenging injustice and inequality. This is why SBS has made the struggle for secularism a priority and linked it to the struggle for women’s rights, racial equality and democracy generally.

The Hindu Right


The Islamic Right