If you suspect someone is being abused or neglected, contact our Adults social care team using the contact details on our council website. This page also describes the different types of abuse and neglect, as well as who can be at risk.
To find groups or organisations in the local area who may be able to help you or someone you know, search this directory website.
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The Bridge SARC
| Tel: 0117 342 6999
The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). We offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
Children and Young People Domestic Abuse Service
| Tel: 0117 942 4986
Our Children and Young People (CYP) service offers practical and emotional support, information, and education for CYP who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Domestic Abuse Services
| Tel: 01225 310899
Julian House is the single point of access for high quality refuge accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse which includes women or men, with or without their children.
Family Food and Play Hubs
| Tel: 01225331243
Southside’s Family Food and Play Hubs in partnership with Bath Area Play Project take place after-school each week (during term-time) in Foxhill, Writhlington and Keynsham. These groups include a range of creative play activities and enable peer support - local families supporting each other on an equal basis based on shared experience. The groups close with a free shared family meal, prepared by our professional chef.
| Tel: 01225 310899
The Freedom Programme promotes positive changes and recovery for women and their children in a supportive environment. Three times a year we run a rolling 12 week course for women who have experienced domestic abuse and provide crèche facilities for their children to enable attendance.
RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence)
| Tel: 01225 329411/ 07766 154905
Resolve to Stop the Violence (RSVP) is a specialist service for people who have become confrontational or aggressive towards their partner, ex-partner or family members.
| Tel: 0333 323 1543
We provide independent support for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset area. You do NOT have to report to the police to access our services. We also provide women’s mental health and domestic abuse support services.
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.
SARSAS (Somerset & Avon rape and sexual abuse support)
| Tel: 0808 801 0456
We are 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.
Southside Family Project
| Tel: 01225 331243
Southside supports individuals and families living in Bath and North East Somerset to make positive changes in their lives. Rooted in the heart of the communities we have served since 1997, Southside strives to reduce social isolation and to build strong, resilient communities.