Organisations that can help

Any adult at risk of abuse or neglect can get help. Below are some organisations you can contact:

Adult Protection Unit

Online forms


General enquiries and referrals: 01274 431077

Advocacy Services in the Bradford District

There are many Advocacy Services that can help, here are just a few:

Bradford and Airedale Advocacy Group (BAMHAG)

for queries and referrals regarding someone with mental ill health, including dementia or any other degenerative illness

  • Telephone: 01274 770118

Choice Advocacy

for queries and referrals regarding someone with learning disabilities

  • Telephone: 01274 391691

Bradford and Airedale Citizens Advice Bureau

offers advocacy on any community issues.

  • Telephone: 0844 245 1282

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA)

Assists people who need advice, information and support about elder abuse.
Helpline: 0808 808 8141

Alzheimer’s Society

Advocacy and support to people with dementia and their carers
Telephone: 01274 733880

Ann Craft Trust

Working with staff in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors to protect people with learning disabilities who may be at risk from abuse. Also provide advice and information to parents and carers who may have concerns about someone that they are supporting.
Telephone: 0115 9515400

Beyond Existing

Support groups for adults who have been abused

Telephone: 0114 270 1782

Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service (BRC & SASS)

Offers women and girls face-to-face counselling, a help line, Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy service, outreach counselling and support

Telephone: 01274 308270
Text only: 07435 752 975

Bradford Staying Put

Offers a service for women, with or without children, experiencing domestic abuse who want the abuse to stop, but do not want to leave home

Telephone: 01274 667104

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence is a counselling service for male victims and survivors of sexual abuse from Asian origin communities throughout West Yorkshire.

Telephone: 07512 771944

Carers UK

A UK-wide organisation run by carers and working to support carers.
Carers Line: 0808 808 7777

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

If you are concerned about bad practices, poor quality care or abuse in a care home, domiciliary care, home care or care in a hospital setting
Telephone: 03000 616161

DIVA Bradford Directory

There are many other voluntary and community organisations that can help. Use the online DIVA Directory to find out who they are


Domestic Violence Services (Keighley)

Offers support services for women and children who currently live or have lived with domestic violence

Telephone: 01535 210999

Hate Crime

To report hate crime contact West Yorkshire Police

Telephone: 101
In an emergency: 999


Mashwara offers a confidential counselling service for Asian men, aged 13 and over. Offering a range of therapies in helping men with: anxiety; depression; stress; self-esteem and confidence; assertiveness; trust; panic; aggression; guilt; honour; shame; substance misuse; relationship problems; marital breakdown; parenting; social isolation/loneliness and self-care.

Telephone: 07512 77 19 44

Men Standing Up Service - Bradford Cyrenians

Offers housing and support to all men who are victims of domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0300 3030167

National Domestic Violence helpline

A 24-hour helpline offering a service for women experiencing domestic violence

Telephone: 0808 2000 247


for preventing and responding to crime, violence, abuse, threats and harassment

For emergencies: 999

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For advice or non-emergencies dial: 101

Textphone: 18001 101

Police: Safeguarding Adults Unit

Local Police Safeguarding Units have been set up to provide support and practical assistance to those adults who may be vulnerable, and to those who may suffer domestic abuse

Telephone: 01274 376116

Safeguarding Adults Board

A number of organisations in Bradford work together to protect adults who may be at risk of harm. These include:

  • Bradford Council 
  • Police 
  • Housing 
  • Probation 
  • Fire & Rescue Services 
  • Health 
  • Independent sector 
  • Voluntary organisations 
  • Community groups

They are all members of the Safeguarding Adults Board.

For more information about the work of the Bradford Safeguarding Adults Board visit


Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential, support on any subject.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

Stalking and Harassment

Stalking is now a criminal offence in England and Wales. If you are being stalked there is help available. For advice and information contact the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300, or email them on:

You can also visit and for tips and information.

Victim Support Bradford District

Victim Support is an independent charity offering support for victims and witnesses of crime.

01274 530544

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Council Switchboard : 01274 432111

Council Address : Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX

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