Reporting Domestic Violence - If you or your children are in immediate danger, always call 999 and ask for the Police.
If you are not in immediate danger, then please contact any of the following as they are waiting to help you:
Avon and Somerset Police:
Telephone 101 (24 hours)
24-Hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline Telephone 0808 2000 247. A partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge - The purpose of the joint Helpline service is to give women, children and their supporters the confidential support and information they need at the time that they need it. Our main aim is to keep women and children safe.
Lighthouse Victim and Witness Care: Services provided for victims and witnesses by a team of staff from the police and victim support organisations, working together to guide, advise and support victims and witnesses. Telephone 101 (or in an emergency call 999).
Southside: Telephone 01225 331243 Independent Domestic Violence Service (IDVA) offers expert support to both men and women
(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)
VOICES: Telephone 01225 984189 or 07523 506239 VOICES - is a Bath based charity founded by women who have experienced Domestic Abuse, which provides peer support and recovery programmes for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Open 9.am - 5pm Monday - Friday. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Website: www.voicescharity.org
SARSAS: SARSAS is a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. Please use this link to access support.
Forced Marriage: Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into. email@example.com Telephone: 020 7008 0151 From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre) Find out about call charges
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP): Help is available from the Department for Work and Pensions for people who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Local services for people experiencing domestic abuse
This directory of services is designed to ensure that anyone suffering domestic abuse, their friends and family members as well as any professional seeking to support them is able to identify and access the right service at the right time.