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.

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 CareServices 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 420249 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 9.30 am - 2.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

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. fmu@fco.gov.uk 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

Other support services available:

Community & Health Access Team

Focus Counselling

Housing Options and Homelessness Team

Men's Advice Line

Next Link Women's Refuge and other domestic violence services

Off the Record 113a High Street, Midsomer Norton Bath BA3 2DA - Support for young people aged between 11 and 18 years

Renew / Libra Project - Women's Refuge / Temporary Accommodation

Refuge

Resolution - Legal support

Respect

Survivors After Rape and Abuse (SARA) Tel: 07947 277848 Email: sara-survivors@hotmail.co.uk

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