Poole Partnership - News - domestic,abuse,international,day,elimination,violence,against,women,support
You are here: Homepage > News > Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence


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)


Domestic abuse officers

01202 223202

Other non-urgent enquiries


Outreach services



01202 547755 (24 hour)


01202 710777




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)

Citizen’s Advice Bureaux:

Poole: 01202 680838
Bournemouth: 08444 111444

Support for LGBT victims


Broken Rainbow

0300 999 5428

Over the Rainbow


Intercom Trust

01305 266642

Support for male victims


Men’s advice line

0808 801 0327




01202 451467


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


Bournemouth Care Direct: 454979
Poole: 01202 633902

Support for children



0800 1111

The Hideout website


Support for perpetrators



0808 802 4040

Other useful contacts


Victim Support

0845 4566099

Women’s Aid helpline

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


08457 909090

Relate (relationship counselling)

01202 311231

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

Share it: Add to Delicious Add to digg Add to Newsvine Add to Reddit Add to Facebook Add to StumbleUpon What is this?

« Back

News Search

Enter your keyword(s) and click the
'Search' button

Search tag(s):
Community Safety, Safer Poole Partnership, Keeping Poole Safe & Feeling Safe
Refresh »