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Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence

To mark International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, victims of domestic abuse across the conurbation are being urged to seek support.

There are numerous organisations supporting victims of domestic abuse and their families in Bournemouth and Poole. They offer everything from counselling and emergency accommodation to legal advice and home security checks. A list of these organisations’ contact details is available at the bottom of the page.

Bournemouth and Poole Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator, Lisa Dowry, said: “Domestic abuse is not acceptable and you do not have to suffer it alone. My advice to those experiencing abuse is to get in touch with one or more of these organisations and find out what support they can offer you.”

The International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women takes place on 25 November and will be celebrated by a number of organisations in Bournemouth and Poole.

Useful contacts

Dorset Police

 

Emergencies (if a crime is in progress or life is in danger)

999

Domestic abuse officers

01202 223202

Other non-urgent enquiries

101

Outreach services

 

Bournemouth

01202 547755 (24 hour)

Poole

01202 710777

Refuge

 

Bournemouth

01202 547755 (24 hour)

Poole (can accept male victims)

01202 748488

Legal advice

 

National Centre for Domestic Violence

0844 8044 999 (24 hour)
0800 9 702070 (Freephone)
www.ncdv.org.uk

Citizen’s Advice Bureaux:

Poole: 01202 680838
Bournemouth: 08444 111444

Support for LGBT victims

 

Broken Rainbow

0300 999 5428
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Over the Rainbow

www.rainbowbournemouth.org.uk

Intercom Trust

01305 266642

Support for male victims

 

Men’s advice line

0808 801 0327
www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Housing

 

Bournemouth

01202 451467

Poole

01202 633804

Support for drug and alcohol addictions

 

SMART (Poole)

01202 735777

BAT Team (Bournemouth)

01202 209463

EDAS (Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset)

01202 311606

YADAS (young people)

01202 741414

Social Services

 

Children and Young People

Bournemouth: 01202 458101 or 458102
Poole: 01202 735046

Adults

Bournemouth Care Direct: 454979
Poole: 01202 633902

Support for children

 

Childline

0800 1111

The Hideout website

www.thehideout.org.uk

Support for perpetrators

 

Respect

0808 802 4040

Other useful contacts

 

Victim Support

0845 4566099

Women’s Aid helpline

0808 2000 247 (24 hours)www.womensaid.org.uk

Samaritans

08457 909090

Relate (relationship counselling)

01202 311231
www.relate.org.uk

Butterfly Foundation

01202 463012

BCHA domestic violence helpline (24 hour)

01202 748488

By Helen MacBean (Borough of Poole - Strategy Directorate)

Posted: Friday 25 November 2011


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