Violence Against Women
LGBT Domestic Abuse
Resource for service providers supporting, working with or planning services for people experiencing domestic abuse.
Rape Crisis Scotland
National office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland.
Women’s Support Project
Information and support for women on sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, child sexual abuse and incest.
Part of a national and international organisation which delivers services locally, with a single gender focus, mainly in marginalised communities.
Promotes innovative policy and practice to tackle the root causes of male violence against women and children.
Information, research and networking organisation for women in Scotland, working with other groups locally and internationally to improve women’s lives and increase their power and influence.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
Children and Young People
Think U Know
Education programme which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.
One of the leading children’s charities; supports 13,000 children and young people in their own communities through more than 60 community-based services throughout Scotland.
Works with children and families. Works to influence legislation, and campaigns to change attitudes towards children and to help create a better world for all children.
Children in Scotland
National agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.
Save the Children
Aims to build a movement for children’s rights across Scotland and to give young people a voice in their own communities.
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
Promotes and safeguards the rights of children and young people living in Scotland.
Domestic Abuse specific information
The Orkney Child Protection Committee
Provides webpages on the OIC website, including a page for children and young people and a page for adults who are concerned about a child.
Policy and information about the Scottish Government.
Information portal for the Parliament.
Scottish Women’s Convention
Aims to ensure that women’s voices reach the policy makers.
Glasgow Women’s Library
Library resource of information by and about women.
Orkney Islands Council, Homeless Section.
Orkney Housing Association Ltd.
Furniture and furnishings
Orkney Zero Waste will provide good quality pre-used furniture and household goods on request and depending on availability.