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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. We operate in all districts offering a variety of support programmes for women and men over 16 years old experiencing domestic abuse.

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What we offer

GDASS offers a range of bespoke packages of support to help you to live safely and to move on from abuse. The packages of support are tailored around you and the support needs you have identified. GDASS work with both women and men.

Helpdesk

GDASS offers a Helpdesk service that operates Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

It is managed by support workers who are able to offer immediate support and advice and take referrals for the GDASS support packages.

Phone: 0845 602 9035 or Email: support@gdass.org.uk.

Click here for more information.

Floating support

The GDASS Floating Support Team offers a 12-week package of support, completely tailored around you and the support needs you have/may identify. This can be done face-to-face, over the phone, or by email, or any mixture of these to best suit your needs and lifestyle.

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Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA)

Our IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advisors) are members of staff who have been trained to work with women and men who have been assessed as being at high risk of serious harm through domestic abuse.

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Young Persons Violence Advocate (YPVA)

GDASS has a member of staff who is specifically trained and accredited to support young people at high risk of serious harm from domestic abuse. The GDASS YPVA will work, on a one-to-one basis, on issues experienced by our younger clients and liaise with schools and other agencies to create a multi-agency plan to reduce the risk to the young person.

Court IDVAs

We have two specialist Court IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advisors) who work exclusively with people going through the Criminal Court System.

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Group work programmes

GDASS offer a number of group work programmes. All of the GDASS programmes are completely free of charge.

Click here for more information about the Freedom Programme, the Phoenix Programme, and Trust and Understanding Family Groups (TUFG).

 

 

 

Keeping safe

Here's what to do if you are, or someone you know is, being abused.
Firstly, it is not your fault. The responsibility for abuse, in all cases, lies with the abuser. This section offers some advice around keeping you safe while living with an abuser. Your safety, and your family’s safety, is the most important thing when considering your options. You can contact GDASS at any stage throughout your relationship, or situation, for advice, support, and to discuss your options.

Keeping safe online

Always remember that your computer history will show the websites you have visited. Find out more about deleting your history.

Keeping safe on social media

Find out more about staying safe on social media (Facebook and Twitter) here.

keeping safe at home

Find out more about staying safe at home here.

 

If you have recently left your property

Find out more about what to do if you have recently left your property here.

Packing an emergency bag

Having an emergency bag means that if you had to flee your house you can take some basic belongings with you easily. Find out more about what to take here.

 

 

 

For young people

If you are under 18 and are experiencing domestic abuse, GDASS offers various programmes of support for you. Click here to find out more about what we can offer you

If you would like to know more about what domestic abuse is, here are some tools to help you.

 

 

 

For professionals

In this section you will find tools, resources, leaflets, and referral forms for use if you are working with someone who is experiencing domestic abuse.

GDASS can support you through working with someone experiencing domestic abuse. Call us on 0845 602 9035 if you would like more information.

Useful tools

Power and Control Wheel

Equalities Wheel

Biderman’s Chart of Coercion
The Chart of Coercion is a tool created to outline coercive control behaviours. It was originally designed to demonstrate the abusive tactics used to break the will of prisoners of war.

DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking, and Harassment) Risk Assessment Completion Guide
This should help you to complete the DASH and understand why you are asking the questions.

Young people's DASH (Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment) risk indicator checklist

Safety Advice
Some information about how to keep safe if you are, or someone you know is, being abused.


GDASS offers bespoke training for agencies. If you would like to talk to us about what we offer, please contact us on support@gdass.org.uk.

Professionals Line: 01452 726561

 

 

 

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is defined by the Home Office as ‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or who have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:

  • Psychological abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Emotional abuse

Domestic abuse includes so-called ‘Honour’-based violence, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation.

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Click here for places of safety in Wiltshire.

 

 

 

Who we are

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. We operate in all districts offering a variety of support programmes for women and men over 16 years old who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is delivered by GreenSquare Group and Splitz Support Service.

Mission Statement

We believe that everyone has the right to a life free from violence and abuse. Domestic abuse is a violation of adult’s and children’s rights and is a result of an abuse of power and control.

We aim to empower victims to live independently – free from fear and abuse. We will do this by supporting them using a response-based approach.

We will keep the voice of the victim at the heart of everything we do, and challenge the disadvantages that result from domestic abuse.

We will develop partnerships to work towards a society in which domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

 

 

 

Contact us

Phone: 0845 602 9035 or Email: support@gdass.org.uk.

Professionals Line: 01452 726561.

Useful links
Online referral form | Feedback form
Privacy statement

 

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