Domestic Abuse Hub

From 1st April domestic abuse support in North Somerset will be provided by Next Link. If you need support for you, or someone else, call Next Link on the DAFFS line 0800 694 9999 10am-4pm Monday to Fridays.

Domestic abuse is when one person, within an intimate or family relationship, uses threatening behaviour or violence to control another against their wishes.

If you or you know someone who is in immediate danger call the police on 999

Domestic abuse support

Advice and support for people experiencing or worried that someone they know is living with domestic abuse in North Somerset

Domestic abuse support for young people

Advice and support for parents and carers concerned that a child may be affected by domestic abuse

Information for professionals

Includes information and referral forms for practitioners supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse

Information for employers

Information for employers supporting someone affected by domestic abuse

Domestic abuse resources

Download our domestic abuse resources including posters, handbooks and leaflets

Worried you’re hurting someone you love?

Get advice for what you should do if you think you may be hurting someone you love

Supporting someone living with domestic abuse

Information on supporting someone living with domestic abuse.

Strategies

Visit our strategies page for the latest Domestic Abuse needs assessment.


Domestic abuse news

Are you frightened of more than just the Coronavirus?

Living with an abusive partner or family member is difficult at the best of times but being stuck in the home together, at a time of stress, could be even more frightening than usual.

Increased jobcentre support for women experiencing domestic abuse

Every jobcentre in the UK will have a trained domestic abuse point of contact by the end of summer, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd will announce today.

Employers across South West urged to tackle domestic abuse

As part of the international 16 days of action movement which launched on 25 November, Public Health England (PHE) South West is calling on employers across the region to play their part in tackling domestic and sexual abuse and violence.