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About us

First Light is a charity supporting people who have been affected by domestic abuse and
sexual violence.

About us

First Light is a charity supporting people who have been affected by domestic abuse and
sexual violence.

We help everyone regardless of your gender, sexuality, abilities or cultural background.
We’re independent of statutory agencies, including the police, and every year we help thousands of adults and children to lead safer lives, free from violence and abuse.

Find out more about the different locations we work in.
The support I received was phenomenal. It was instrumental in putting mechanisms in place to ensure that I was safe, and they also guided me through the minefield of steps/processes that I needed to go through in order to do this longer term.”
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Vision, values and mission

Our vision 

A society where we live in safety free from sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Our values
  • Trust,
  • Integrity,
  • Respect,
  • Progression,
  • Collaboration.
Our mission
To work together to build safer lives free from domestic abuse and sexual violence by:

  • Educating and preventing through early intervention, training and campaigning,
  • Protecting and supporting through the provision of services to help safeguard and reach out to those experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence,
  • Enabling coping and underpinning recovery by providing a full range of services to help people build resilience and move on to healthier, happier lives,
  • Giving a voice to those who suffer in silence and influencing others to bring about positive change.

Information in other languages

View our leaflets in various languages here, or Easy Read here.

More information

Our people

We’re here for you. To support you when you need it, along the whole journey.

Funders and partners

Our lifesaving work supporting thousands of people would not be possible without our amazing funders, donors and partners.

Media contact

If you’re a member of the media who would like to find out more about First Light and our work, please get in touch.