Helpline for Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Launches New Materials for British Sign Language Users

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The national Helpline service has created three new videos for BSL users:

BSL users can contact the Helpline confidentially using Contact Scotland BSL, Scotland’s national BSL video interpreting service.

Zara Gilmour, Helpline Manager, said:

“Our Helpline is for everyone in Scotland and we want to make sure that anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage knows that we are here to speak to them in the language they are most comfortable using. Reaching out for support can be daunting for anyone and we know that BSL users can often experience additional barriers in accessing support due to a lack of services delivered in their first language. If you contact us using a BSL video interpreting service, your call will still be confidential. We will listen to you, believe you and offer you advice and information. We are here for you.”

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline is available 24/7 for anyone, of any gender or sexuality, who wants to talk about their own experiences, or for those who are concerned about someone else.

The Helpline is available by phone on 0800 027 1234 and this number can be contacted using the Contact Scotland BSL Service. The Helpline is also available via email and web chat at