Frequently Asked Questions: Domestic Abuse Services in Bournemouth
Domestic abuse is a serious issue, that shouldn’t be dealt with alone.
For those who may be in abusive relationships or are in need of assistance relating to domestic abuse, getting help isn’t always easy.
There are many services available to victims of domestic abuse in Bournemouth and Poole. While the services are diligent with client confidentiality, victims seeking help may still be hesitant to do so.
Here are some questions those searching for help may ask:
Will my identity be revealed if I go to one of these organizations?
A: Most organizations have a strict confidentiality policy, protecting the identity of the victim.
Do I need to pay for any services provided by these organizations?
A: Most services provided by these organizations are funded by local charities or by the Bournemouth Borough Council. Therefore, victims don’t have to pay for calls to abuse call centers, for consultations, or for refuge.
(Find more information on funding for domestic abuse organizations here)
Where can I find refuges in Bournemouth?
A: Refuges in Bournemouth and Poole are provided by the BCHA (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association). The refuge in Bournemouth can accommodate 18 women and their families, or 18 single women.
How can I find out more about the services provided in Bournemouth for domestic abuse victims?
A: The Bournemouth Borough Council website contains contact information for local charities and organizations that provide services for domestic abuse victims.