Gender-based Violence Services

Sacro provides support for people experiencing abuse, violence or intimidation based on their gender.

Kamsi's Story

Kamsi contacted Sacro’s Aditi service for support and disclosed that her relationship was abusive. At this point she was still living with her abusive partner and consequently we immediately allocated an Aditi support worker.

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For Community Safety and Public Protection enquiries contact:

Thorn House
5 Rose Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PR

Another Way

Sacro’s Another Way service offers non-judgemental, one to one support to women involved in selling or exchanging sex in Edinburgh, Lothians and Scottish Borders. Sacro workers offer women support with issues such as: addictions, domestic abuse, healthcare, housing, parenting, cognitive behavioural therapy and exiting sex work if the woman wishes to do so. Women are provided with information on relevant agencies and services from training and employment to benefits. Sacro can help make referrals where necessary and support women to attend other services.


FearFree is a support service for any man, or LGBTI+ person experiencing domestic abuse. Dedicated case workers offer mentoring and tailored support in areas such as: healthcare, housing, emotional support, practical support, safety planning, addictions and assistance to access appropriate benefits. The service also offers practical support for survivors to access a range of services and will support appropriate inclusion within communities.


Aditi offers one-to-one wellbeing, support and advice for Black and Asian ethnic minority women of all religious backgrounds living in Edinburgh who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse or ‘honour’ based violence. Domestic abuse can mean physical, financial, sexual or emotional abuse or controlling behaviour by a husband or member of the family. This includes pressure to marry, dowry abuse and female genital mutilation (FGM). The City of Edinburgh Council funds Aditi to offer a range of services to help women feel safe, empowered and heard. Dedicated support workers can offer practical information on aspects such as housing and finances, working alongside counsellors and complimentary therapists who support women to improve their mental health and wellbeing.