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Giving a Voice to Victims of Abuse
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Shema Koli is a confidential, anonymous Helpline for women and men in the Jewish Community who have experienced or been affected by abuse. Abuse of any kind. To yourself or others, children or young people. Now or in the past.

Do you want to talk to somebody about abuse?

Have you been keeping a secret for a long time?

What can you do about the pain you suffered?

Sharing the secret of abuse is hard - not sharing it is even harder

How do I keep my children safe?

They didn't listen to you then, but we will listen to you now

Have I been abused?

  • listening to victims of abuse

    Listening

    All calls are taken by professionally trained operators who are skilled in listening to victims of abuse.

  • Support

    Support

    We show sensitivity to our callers and validate their experiences, recognising it may be years since the abuse first took place and how hard it is to make that first call.

  • Shema Koli Advice

    Advice

    We give guidance about next steps, including face-to-face work, checking on safety, exploring the options of talking to others and, where appropriate, helping them to consider other steps, such as reporting.

  • Onward Referral

    Onward Referral

    When they are ready, we signpost our callers to other specialist agencies, helplines, Rabbis, counselling and therapy.

  • Educational Seminars

    Education

    We offer a range of educational seminars for the community to make leaders, teachers and parents aware of the risks and to give guidance on how to keep children and communities safe.

Shema Koli is run by trained, sensitive and experienced professionals.

You do not have to give your name and your call cannot be traced. You will find a listening ear and you will be treated with respect and dignity.

Our Helpline

020 3670 1818
Sunday 6pm - 8.30pm
Monday 3pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday 11am - 1.30pm
Thursday 11am - 1.30pm