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If you are concerned for yourself or for a friend, relative or colleague you can get help

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About the service

The Somerset Domestic Abuse Service is commissioned by the Somerset Council to deliver a range of confidential specialist support to people affected by domestic abuse. This includes provision of safe accommodation, advocacy, training and support.

If you are concerned for yourself or for a friend, relative or colleague you can get help.

To access any of the Somerset Domestic Abuse Services, please contact us by email, phone, post or live chat.

How we can help

Somerset’s local specialist support service can help anyone who needs domestic abuse advice.

We offer a large variety of services to help people affected by domestic abuse. Here are some of the things we can advise on:

So if you are experiencing domestic abuse then we can assess you and then advise you on what your options are. You will be listened to by someone who is trained in understanding domestic abuse. We will ask you questions to better understand your situation.

This will help us to direct you to the best support. This support is most likely to be within the Somerset Domestic Abuse Service itself, but also may help you access other suitable services.

The helpline is also available to professionals to seek advice and guidance.

If you are concerned for yourself or someone else, our local, confidential helpline will advise anyone seeking help with domestic abuse. This includes relatives, friends and work colleagues as well as those who are causing harm.

Speak to us on 0800 69 49 999. Our phone line is available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.


In an emergency, you should always dial 999. If you are worried that an abuser may overhear your call you can remain silent, tap the phone and dial 55 when prompted by the operator who will send help.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired you can register with You will then be able to send a text to 999 if you require help in an emergency.

Last reviewed: September 26, 2023 by Jennifer

Next review due: March 26, 2024

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