Male victims of domestic abuse / sexual violence
Domestic abuse and sexual violence are sometimes thought of more in terms female victims. While more women and girls are affected this, men and boys also experience domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and forced marriage. It is important that if you are being abused or assaulted, you get the help you need.
Traditional ideas of what it is to ‘be a man’ can discourage male victims from getting the support they need. It is important for men and boys to show their emotions; for male victims to be able to seek help without questioning their masculinity or sexuality.
Abuse and violence are never okay under any circumstances. There are specialist agencies who can help.
- National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline is available online and on 0800 027 1234, 24/7, or by emailing email@example.com.
- Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit/Child Protection, is available on 101
- Safe, Secure and Supported at home can help you book a home safety visit.
If you suspect someone is suffering from domestic abuse, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously online or on 0800 555 111.
Sexual Violence including Rape
- Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC) are available on 01592 642336 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. FRASAC’s ‘contact us’ section on their website.
- Rape Crisis Scotland helpline is available online or on 08088 01 03 02, from 6pm to 12am.
- The National Stalking Helpline can be contacted online or on 0808 802 0300
- The Suzy Lamplugh Trust provides further information
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project is available online or on 01592 644217 (website currently under construction)
- Safe Space is available online or on 01383 739084 or by emailing email@example.com.
Forced and Child Marriages
- National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline is available online or on 0800 027 1234, 24/7, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit/Child Protection is available on 101.
Child Sexual Abuse
If a child is experiencing sexual abuse, this is a Child Protection issue.
If you think you or your child(ren) are in immediate danger of being hurt, phone the police on 999.
Men as campaigners and role models
There are lots of ways that you can stand up against violence against women. The Fife Violence Against Women Partnership is linked to White Ribbon Scotland and we ask you to take their pledge “never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms”.
Publication and Useful Links
See our Publications and Useful Links page.