Here are some links to great organisations and charities that you may like to look at.


Please note, A Way Out is not reponsible for the content of external websites.

North East Sex Workers Forum

The North East Sex Work Forum is a group of agencies/people who develop and deliver services/support to individuals across the North East involved in all aspects of the adult entertainment/sex work industry recognising that the spectrum of experience can be vast with varying levels of need, vulnerability and harm. The group agrees to have no pre-judgement on any individual’s lifestyle, recognising autonomy and labour rights within the sex industry.

Cleveland Police

For help and support services about Domestic Abuse.

Justice First

We help people in the Tees Valley, who are seeking asylum in the United Kingdom and whose appeals have been rejected, to re-engage with the legal system.

Arch North East

Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling & Advisory Service

SARC Teesside

Helen Britton House is a purpose built SARC specifically designed to provide a sensitive and dedicated service that meets the needs of Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.


Harbour works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.

If you or someone you know is being abused or being abusive to others then use our website to learn about the help which is available.

Stockton Borough Council

Domestic Abuse Strategy.  Domestic abuse is socially unacceptable. Everyone deserves to, and should, live without fear. There is no excuse.

My Sisters Place

My Sisters Place is an independent specialist ‘One Stop Shop’ for women aged 16 or over have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. Established in 2002 we are committed to working in partnership to tackle domestic violence.

Eva Women’s Aid

Our specially adapted supported housing is specifically aimed at single women aged 16-24 years, who are fleeing domestic and/or sexual abuse. Our newest house opening on the 1st June 2015 is aimed at Women 45+ and will be the first of it’s kind in the UK, this house also benefits from having disabled facilities.

Foundation Domestic Abuse

Providing support for the homeless and vulnerable


Committed to helping children throughout the UK.

Stop the Traffik

We will not stop until the trafficking and exploitation stops.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. We are a federation of 250 organisations providing lifesaving services to women and children across England.

Teeswide Safewguarding Adults Board

The Board is responsible for protecting and promoting an adults’ right to live an independent life, in safety, free from abuse and neglect in the Boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees.

The Truth Project

The Truth Project was set up for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting.

A victim and survivor who took part in the Truth Project said: “It wasn’t easy sharing my story but the kind, empathic staff at the Truth Project supported me through it.  I was listened to, believed and understood. I was given a voice and that is so very valuable. For the first time I feel truly hopeful that things might change for the better and maybe the suffering will stop. Thank you.”

The publication can be viewed online or downloaded from our website:


UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people. Trained volunteer counsellors provide comfort, advice and protection. Lines can be busy so please try again if you don’t get through the first time. Young people can write to the following freepost address: ChildLine, Freepost 1111, London N1 0BR.

Address: 45 Folgate Street, London, E1 6GL

Helpline: 0800 11 11 (Freephone 24 hours)

Textphone: 0800 400 222

The Line

A special helpline for any young person living away from home. This is the helpline for you if you live in a foster home or a children’s home, if you’re at boarding school or you’ve been in hospital for a long time. You can call The Line from 3.30pm to 9.30pm on weekdays and 2pm to 8pm at weekends.

Helpline: 0800 88 44 44

The Mix

Free confidential telephone and e-mail helpline directly connecting young people to services that can offer help and support, whatever the problem. Volunteers are trained specifically in speaking to young people.

Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (1pm-11pm every day)


The NSPCC Child Protection helpline is there for anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse, including children themselves. The helpline is also available for people who are concerned about their own behaviour towards children.

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (Freephone, 24 hours)

Asian Child Protection Helpline: 0800 096 7719 (Mon-Fri 11am-7pm) (English speaking line – Asian languages are also available)

Textphone for the deaf and hard of hearing: 0800 056 0566



The Samaritans exists to provide confidential emotional support to any person, irrespective of race, creed, age or status who is in emotional distress or at risk of suicide; 24 hours a day. Can be contacted by e-mail, telephone, writing, or by visiting one of over 200 local branches (details are on the website).

Address: c/o Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA

Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours)



If you are concerned you can seek advice from your GP or access a local service. Telephone numbers are listed below.


Young Persons Drug and Alcohol service

Telephone: 01642 607028

Fax: 01642 606260.


A free and confidential telephone helpline for people who need help and support with their own or someone else’s drinking. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Helpline: 0800 917 8282

Childline Website

For a fun and youth friendly information about alcohol see the child line website.


Drug Dangers


National charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. Campaigns for better provision of child and adolescent mental health services. Provides information to anyone with concerns about the mental health or emotional well-being of a child or young person. Can give information on mental health issues, and details of local and national advice services. Leaflets for young people, and other helpful information are available on their award-winning mental health site.

Address: 102-108 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5SA

Telephone: 020 7336 8445 (Just for info and publications)

Parents Information Service: 0800 018 2138 (Mon & Fri 10am-1pm; Tue-Thur 1-4pm)



Mental health resource for young people under stress or worried about their thoughts and feelings. Features information on causes of stress and practical advice on how to feel better.


Consumer Dangers

Across the world, death and serious injuries occur from Consumer Products all too often.  This site is dedicated to help raise awareness to these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies.  Education is the key to consumer protection and we hope to be the best resource available.

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