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Helplines Awareness Day

Helplines Awareness Day is a day to raise awareness of critical services and we’re proud to commission a wide range of services that provide help to those in need.

We would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on some of these services, and the support they offer.

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support service (SARSAS)

A charity supporting people affected by rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

Helpline: 0808 801 0456

SARSAS website.

Avon and Somerset Victims Support

Victim Support is a charity that supports victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.
Out of hours support line: 0808168911

Victims Support website.

Unseen UK

Unseen provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. 

UK modern slavery & exploitation helpline: 08000121 700

Unseen UK website.


Barnardo’s is a children’s charity that protects, supports, and nurtures children across the UK who need help. 

Boloh helpline: 0800 151 2605

Unaccompanied Young people helpline: 0808 500 0046

Ukrainian Support helpline: 0800 148 8586

Other support and help lines:

You can view our other commissioned services here: Victim Services Commissioned by the OPCC | OPCC for Avon and Somerset (

You can report crime anonymously to crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can report crime to the police by calling 999 if it’s an emergency or 101 for a non-emergency.

You can also report to the police via their online form.