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WEEKS SUPPORT IS PROVIDED ALONG WITH SAFEGUARDING AND REFERRALS FOR ONGOING SUPPORT

A&E IDSVA

The A&E IDSVA will provide an immediate support service to female and male victims of domestic abuse accessing Emergency Department and Maternity Services at Southmead Hospital.

They will provide advice and support at the point of crisis, making A&E a safe space where support is provided and choices are offered. The IDSVA will make appropriate safeguarding and provide support for up to 4 weeks and make referrals for ongoing support.

The A&E IDSVA also work closely alongside hospital staff, providing training and raising awareness to support the disclosure of domestic violence and abuse.

Our service users say

"For the first time in years I feel safe"

"The kids are laughing again"

"They helped me to take him to court"

"I have made friends for the first time in years"

Last week I moved into my new home