Rape Crisis Scotland - Scottish Women's Rights Centre Legal Helpline

Description of service

Free, legal helpline for women survivors of gender based violence across Scotland, including sexual crimes, domestic abuse, stalking, HBV, trafficking, FGM and forced marriage. Offers information and advice on protective orders, reporting crimes, rights of victims in the justice process, welfare, child contact and residence (following GBV) and access to Criminal Injuries Compensation. The helpline is also an access point for legal surgeries where case work and representation can be progressed. Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free to call from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills

Key Focus

Legal helpline for women experiencing gender based violence

Age Range


Opening Times

Wednesday, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Area Of Operation


Referral Method

Self referral; Agency referral; free second-tier legal information and advice available to professionals supporting women survivors