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 650 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.

***Latest update September 2019***


Please click on the icons below to access:



 doc-file The DABS Directory (Eco version)

 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 those concerned about their sexual feelings 

 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 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

pdf-file Support for those concerned about their sexual feelings