If you or your family are in immediate danger, or if you have sustained physical injuries, call the police and emergency services on 999.

About BAVA

https://www.thisisnotanexcuse.org/Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a partnership of people, organisations and specialist services in Bristol working together to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and domestic and sexual violence against men. Formerly Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum (BDAF); the name change to BAVA enables Bristol to reflect the government policy to challenge all types of gender-based violence.

The Bristol Strategy can be found  at:


Bristol 2015-2020 Strategy.

BAVA is supported by the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership. There are regular meetings to  work together to deliver strategies, action plans and provide local services and  responses to tackle violence and abuse in Bristol.


For specialist support and help if you or your friend or family are affected by domestic abuse  –  please contact one of the support agencies listed on this website. If you are not sure which or who contact, please get in touch with Next Link who will be able to advise you. Full details and options are on their website: https://nextlinkhousing.co.uk/contact

In an Emergency – do not wait –  dial 999