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Adding our support to the sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week campaign

You can talk to us, call Safe Link on  0333 323 1543 or click here… Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th – 12th February. We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and [...]

Joint statement from Bristol Missing Link and Bath & North East Somerset Council:

The rent on the Women’s Refuge charity shop, which is operated by Bristol Missing Link, has not been increased and continues to be subsidised by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The shop will continue to run until the end of March at which point Bristol Missing Link will hand [...]

Our annual candle lit vigil generated an increase in women seeking help

Thanks to everyone who supported our candle lit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Next Link has held this event for 18 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.

Improving access to domestic and sexual violence services for LGBT communities

This year together with the Diversity Trust we held a conference to launch a report on our work to improve access to domestic and sexual violence services for LGBT communities. We provided new materials and promoted new ways of working to all domestic and sexual abuse services in the Avon [...]

Visit from the home office to find out about local domestic abuse services

We had a visit from the Director General of Crime, Policing & Fire Paul Lincoln who came to find out about local domestic abuse services. He talked with staff and service users including our peer mentors to hear about their experience of the police, criminal justice system and the help [...]

We were delighted to share ideas with visitors from Germany and Brazil

We were delighted to meet with women from GENSINE Domestic Abuse Service who provide domestic abuse services in Germany to share ideas about each other’s work. Dr Carlos, a domestic abuse researcher from Brazil came to see how we support women who have experienced abuse here in the UK.

We delivered the first Information Sharing Fair as part of Homelessness Awareness week

This was the first event of its kind and generated a lot of interest from agencies and colleagues working across Bristol. With contributions from over 20 organisations involved in delivering services to homeless women we were able to create information stalls, project films and gather support for our commitment to [...]

Next Link supporters run Bath Half Marathon

Volunteers from Bath University running to raise money for Next Link children services.

SAFE Link staff celebrating being awarded a Red Nose Plaque for the office.

Comic Relief fund our young person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate and our Peer Support worker.

SAFE LINK celebrates the 3,500 victims that they have supported

Staff mark the 3,500 victims that they have supported since the service began.

Next Link wins back the contract for Bristol domestic abuse service.

Next Link, the renowned Bristol based domestic abuse service is to continue providing domestic abuse services in Bristol, following a reconsideration by Bristol City Council and an endorsement of their bid by top national experts. In 2015 Next Link was told by Bristol City Council that their funding bid was [...]

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What happens when phrases like 'man up' and 'don't cry like a girl' go unchallenged? Free educator conference:
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