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If you’re a health, education or other professional who has spotted the signs of domestic abuse or sexual violence, or you work in a profession where someone has or could make a disclosure about these issues, we’re here for you.

Knowing what to do when a patient, student or employee shares their story can be difficult. The most important thing is to make sure the person sharing their situation feels safe and knows that you believe them.

If you, or someone you know, needs help, please make a referral.

Making a referral

Anyone can make a secure online referral to First Light, letting us know that someone has experienced domestic abuse or sexual and needs our help.

Providing support

If you know or suspect that someone is experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, it can be difficult to know what to do.

Read our advice on ways to provide support if you’re worried about someone.

To understand more please visit:

If you’re in Cornwall and need advice on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, you can also call the Safer Futures helpline on 0300 777 4 777.

Accessing our specialist training

We’ve used our expertise to create specialist training that’s designed with you in mind, empowering you to deliver an excellent service to anyone who has experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Our training solutions have received excellent feedback from delegates across a broad range of sectors, with comments that the training is engaging, thought-provoking and enjoyable.
Find out more about First Light’s training and how it can help you and your organisation.

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About First Light

First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Get Help

If you or someone you know have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence it can be difficult to know where to turn. First Light is here to help.

Our services

If you’re experienced sexual violence or domestic abuse, First Light are here to help you find a way through and move towards a brighter future.