Domestic Abuse Advice
May 14, 2020
We know it is a difficult and worrying time for everyone- but particularly so for adults and children living with domestic abuse.
It is important to remember that there is still help and support available. The household isolation instruction as a result of COVID-19 does not apply if you are in need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse. Local support is still here to help individuals think about their safety and to provide advice if you need to leave your abuser.
In Bristol Next Link and Victim Support are providing this vital service.
Next Link domestic abuse help line: Call 0117 925 0680
Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Victim Support help line: Call 0300 3031972 OR text 07432 504692
Open Monday’s Wednesday’s and Friday’s 9:30am – 5:30pm
And Tuesday’s or Thursday’s 11am – 7pm
National Domestic Abuse Helpline Call:0808 2000 247
If you are in contact with a Childrens Centre Family Support Worker you can talk in confidence to them and they can offer advice on who best to talk to for further support and safety planning.
If you would like to speak to someone from the South Bristol Childrens Centre please
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
If you are in immediate danger Please call 999 for police emergency response.
If you are calling from a mobile, you will be connected to a phone operator who will ask which service you need. If you are unable to speak, you will be transferred to the silent solution system which runs a 20 second automated message. Here you will be prompted to press 55 to be put through to the police.