Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, is defined across Government as any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.

Domestic abuse is not acceptable; anyone experiencing domestic violence and abuse is not to blame and is not alone. Help and support is available.

Sources of Support

In an emergency dial 999. If it’s unsafe to speak, press 55 when prompted and the police will be able to listen to your call.

If you believe a child or an adult is at risk and it is not an emergency contact 01545 574 027— Ceredigion County Councils Safeguarding Team (24/7)

West Wales Domestic Abuse Service

A specialist domestic abuse service working across Ceredigion with women, children and men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. We provide Safe Houses, support services and Children and young people’s support. This includes a helpline and a range of group programmes, one to one support and awareness training and education. Our friendly experienced team provide a supportive and understanding response and can discuss concerns and provide help, support and information as well as access to our services. One stop space in Aberystwyth and Cardigan. 24 Hour Helpline.

Seren Counselling Service

A specialised counselling service for adults who have been sexually abused as children.

New Pathways/Mid Wales Rape Support

Provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women and men who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

  • Tel:  01970 610 124

Dewis Choice Project

Work with 60+ age group in Carmarthen and Cardiff who are experiencing abuse in their own/residential home. Receive support from a worker for up to 12 months and clients are referred in from statutory services. Referrals are at standard/medium risk. The Choice workers support criminal, civil and wellbeing issues for their clients. The Project is based at Aberystwyth University and they work with West Wales DAS so referrals can go via WWDAS for Ceredigion area.

The Live Fear Free Helpline

If you are experiencing any form of violence or abuse, you can call – it’s free, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers are guaranteed a friendly, supportive and understanding response from an experienced team, who can discuss concerns and provide help, support and information. They won’t judge you, or blame you and you don’t have to be ready to take any action.



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