Violence Against Women

Galop: LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, Galop are there for you. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline: 0800 999 5428| 

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.

YWCA Scotland

Part of a national and international organisation which delivers services locally, with a single gender focus, mainly in marginalised communities.

Zero Tolerance

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.

Barnardo’s Scotland

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.

Children 1st

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. 



Scottish Government

Policy and information about the Scottish Government.

Scottish Parliament

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

Re-Start Orkney is a social enterprise that sells good quality second hand furniture, household items and white goods at affordable prices.

Orkney Zero Waste will provide good quality pre-used furniture and household goods on request and depending on availability.