Violence Against Women

LGBT Domestic Abuse

Resource for service providers supporting, working with, or planning services for people experiencing domestic abuse.


Perth & Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership

A multi-agency partnership which co-ordinates and supports professionals from voluntary and statutory agencies tackle a range of issues, including domestic abuse, prostitution, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault.


Rasac Perth and Kinross

Offer free and confidential support to anyone who identifies as a woman age 12+ and boys 12-18 years who has experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Helpline: 01738 630965


Rape Crisis Scotland

National office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland.


Scottish Women’s Aid

Tackles domestic abuse and works to end violence against women.


Victim Support Scotland

Offer support to all people affected by crime


Violence Against Women Prevention Scotland (VAW)

A network which connects organisations and individuals to share information and resources, promote best practice, and develop stronger links.


Women’s Support Project

Information and support for women on sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, child sexual abuse and incest.

The Project works to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence.


YWCA Scotland

Part of a national and international organisation which delivers services locally, with a single gender focus, mainly in marginalised communities.


Zero Tolerance

Promotes innovative policy and practice to tackle the root causes of male violence against women and children.




Information, research and networking organisation for women in Scotland, working with other groups locally and internationally to improve women’s lives and increase their power and influence.


Equality and Human Rights Commission

Champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.


Citizen’s Advice Bureau Perth

Gives free confidential, impartial and independent information, advice and assistance.


Police Scotland – Hate Crime 

Have you been victimised because of your race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity? You can now report via a third party (like ourselves at PWA – please contact us) or by completing an online reporting form at:

For a list of all third party reporting centres please go to:

Children and Young People

Barnardo’s Scotland

One of the leading children’s charities; supports 13,000 children and young people in their own communities through more than 60 community-based services throughout Scotland.


Cedar Project

Cedar is a unique way of working with children, young people and their mothers recovering from living with domestic abuse.


The Hideout

Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.


Children 1st

Works with children and families. Works to influence legislation, and campaigns to change attitudes towards children and to help create a better world for all children.


Children in Scotland

National agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.


Save the Children

Aims to build a movement for children’s rights across Scotland and to give young people a voice in their own communities.


Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

Promotes and safeguards the rights of children and young people living in Scotland. 


Black and Ethnic Minority Groups

Ethnic Minority Law Centre

Providing access to justice for the ethnic minority communities.


Immigration Advisory Service

Resource for immigration, visa advice, entry clearance applications, settlement and business visas.


Minority Ethnic Access Development Project (MEAD)

MEAD Project is a partnership initiative in Perth & Kinross and a part of PKAVS Services for Minority Communities.


Positive Action in Housing

Charity working with communities, housing providers, voluntary organisations and faith groups to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live in good quality, affordable and safe homes, free from discrimination and the fear of racial harassment and violence.


Scottish Refugee Council

An independent charity helping refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow and across Scotland.


Shakti Women’s Aid

Working since 1986 to offer support, advocacy and information to all black/minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse.



Deaf Connections

The leading voluntary organisation delivering specialist services to adult deaf people across Scotland.


Disability Information Services in Perthshire

D.I.S.I.P. was created to offer a one stop signposting shop, covering all forms and ages of disability.


ENABLE Scotland

Scotland provides support for children and adults with learning disabilities.


Perth and Kinross Access Group

Address Access Problems in the built and natural environment, as well as access to information and opportunity.



Is Scotland’s national disability information service.


Mental Health


Mindspace is the counselling service for PAMH.

Perth Association for Mental Health

PAMH is a community based voluntary organisation committed to supporting and promoting the mental wellbeing of people in the Perth and Kinross area.


PLUS Perth

PLUS is a charitable company led by people who have used mental health services.


Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health – Scotland’s leading mental health charity.


Addiction Services 

Perth and Kinross Alcohol & Drug Partnership


Scottish Drug Services Directory

Access contact information and details for over 200 agencies in Scotland who can help with drug treatment and care.


Housing Support and Advice

Caledonia Housing Association


Communities Scotland – Housing Options


Fairfield Housing Association


Perth and Kinross Homelessness


Shelter Scotland

Provides housing advice, support for homeless families, support for rural communities, and advocacy.



Scottish Government

Policy and information about the Scottish Government.


Scottish Parliament

Information portal for the Parliament.


Scottish Women’s Convention

Aims to ensure that women’s voices reach the policy makers.


Further useful links:

Independent Advocacy Perth


One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland works to ensure that all families, particularly those headed by a lone parent, have the support, information and confidence needed to play a full part in Scotland’s economic and social life.


The Salvation Army – Perth


The Salvation Army Furniture Project – Perth