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Domestic Abuse

If you are suffering from domestic abuse, you may find the following support services useful.

You can also talk to the College’s Counsellor, or one of our chaplains, in confidence.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Tel: 0808 2000 247 (24 hour free-phone)
A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

National Centre for Domestic Violence

Tel: 0844 8044 999
A free, fast emergency injunction service for survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, gender or sexual orientation.

Men's Advice Line

Tel: 0808 801 0327
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Gloucester Domestic Violence Support and Advocacy Project

Tel: 01452 500 115 (24 hour crisis helpline)
GDVSA have 15 units of move on accommodation, 3 self-help groups, a BME worker, a women’s safety worker, IDVA Language line, plus Gurtarti Urdu and Bengali speakers.

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service

Tel: 0845 602 9035
This outreach service offers practical, local support and can help you and your family with safety, legal advice, housing and moving on.

Gloucestershire Police

Tel: 101 (non-emergency from within Gloucestershire county)
Tel: 01452 726829 (non-emergency from outside of Gloucestershire county)

In an emergency dial 999

Victim Support

Tel: 0845 30 30 900
Help and support for victims of crime and their families

Amirah Foundation

Tel: 0121 572 0393
Support for Asian women


Tel: 0808 2000 247 (free of charge, 24 hour service)
Advice, support and a safe haven for women and children suffering from domestic violence.


Relationship counselling services for men and women.

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