The Directory

The DABS National Resource Directory and accompanying resources are now freely and easily available for all to access in PDF format.


The Directory is a comprehensive resource publication which lists over 500 services, groups and organisations in the UK & Ireland that specialise in areas of abuse and sexual violence. There are services for children and young people, those with disabilities, learning disabilities and for those working with perpetrators.


General Permission is granted for the purpose of supplying free of charge information to those outside your organisation, but only to:

Individual victims

Individual helpers, including Individual professionals.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding this.


In addition to the full Directory there are separate Directories according to the services provided or client groups served PLUS Information pages.


Please click on the icons below to access:



 pdf-file The DABS Directory (full version)

 pdf-file Services for adults~ women

 pdf-file Services for adults ~ men

 pdf-file Services for children and young people

 pdf-file Services for parents and partners

 pdf-file Services for perpetrators

 pdf-file Helplines

 pdf-file Newsletters

 pdf-file Services specialising in physical and emotional abuse support

 pdf-file Services specialising in domestic violence and accommodation support

 pdf-file Services specialising in court and legal action support

 pdf-file Services supporting those with physical disabilities and 

         learning disabilities

 pdf-file Services offering training


Information sheets


 pdf-file Childhood Abuse

 pdf-file Childhood sexual abuse and incest

 pdf-file Rape and other serious acts of sexual violence

 pdf-file Domestic abuse and violence

 pdf-file Guidance for parents of abused children/ young people

 pdf-file Guidance for partners/ friends/ family

 pdf-file Active Listening

 pdf-file Counselling Guidance 

 pdf-file Self-help groups

  pdf-file The healing process

 pdf-file Assertiveness

 pdf-file Forgiveness

 pdf-file Legal Actions

 pdf-file Press and media protocol