What is Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service?

Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service is Somerset’s main specialist service which provides support to men, women and children who are affected by domestic abuse.

They provide:

  • Outreach Support in the community
  • Refuge (female) and Safe-house (male and female) accommodation
  • Programmes of support to men and women, including for those who want to change their abusive behaviour in intimate relationships and victims who wish to break the cycle of abuse.
  • Support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service for high risk adult victims
  • Counselling services

If you would like more information, please phone the Somerset Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 6949 999 or email youfirstsidas@theyoutrust.org.uk.

Referring to Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service

If you’re a practitioner that would like to make a victim referral to the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service please see the ‘How to make a referral‘ page

Engage programme

SIDAS now offer the Engage Programme supporting individuals (male and female) over the age of 18 who would like to make changes and address their harmful behaviours within an intimate relationship. The programme has been delivered by The You Trust in partnership with the Hampton Trust and Aurora New Dawn in West Sussex for the past few years.

The Engage Programme is a RESPECT and SafeLives Accredited Programme that provides a whole family response to support. The primary aim is to increase the safety and wellbeing of adults and children where abuse is present within a current relationship. We will work with individuals on a 1:1 basis and in group support.

Engage support helps to reduce the risk of situations escalating and provides families with the strategies to build more respectful relationships which is paramount to remaining together safely.

Referrals are now being accepted for Engage for 1:1 support.  We expect the full service to be available from June 2021.

To find out further information on the course or the make a referral please contact SIDAS on youfirstSIDAS@theyoutrust.org.uk or 0800 6949 999.

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