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Domestic Abuse Help and Support

Domestic abuse is a crime that can leave you feeling trapped and lonely. We are here for you, however, if you'd rather not talk to the police, there are other ways to get help.

You do not need to be experiencing domestic abuse at the time to speak to seek help and advice. Our officers will be happy to discuss with you any concerns that you may have, and help you with the options available, including a range of organisations that can help you in your area.

Avon & Somerset Domestic Abuse FreeFone Service (DAFFS)

This free phone service for Somerset and North Somerset will not leave a trace on your telephone bill and can put you in touch with services available in your area including refuges, legal advice and other support services.

0800 6949999

Women's Aid national domestic abuse helpline

They will discuss the practical and legal options available, and if you wish, refer you to a local Women's Aid refuge and advice service, or other sources of help.

0808 2000 247
Women's Aid website

Victim Support

Victim Support is committed to reducing the distress and disruption caused by crime and promoting the interest of people affected by crime.

To find out what support is available for victims go to the Victims page.

You can gain help by contacting their support line: 0808 1689111.


Available 24/7 for help and advice.

0345 909090
Samaritans website


Offers emergency accommodation, outreach support and help and advice for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse.

0117 9612999

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

Provide information and support to all victims of rape and sexual abuse.

Lines open Mondays and Fridays 11am to 2pm and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 8.30pm.

0808 801 0456

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse

Provides a full list of services relating to the different forms of violence against women and girls in Bristol

BAVA website


Help and advice for men in abusive relationships.

ManKind website

Galop UK

Help and advice regarding domestic abuse in the LGBT community.

0300 999 5428
Galop Uk website

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