SAFE Link was established in 2008 and is a service that works across the Avon and Somerset Police Area and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. It was recommissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner in 2015. The service follows the Revised Victims Code of Practice.
Missing Link has been providing services to women for over 30 years and our experience has shown us is that for women’s services to be truly effective they have to understand the impact of sexual and domestic violence on mental health and at the same time take into account the pressures and responsibilities that women have in their lives.
It is only by having a holistic understanding and not seeing each issue in isolation that we can fully address the needs of survivors. By providing the range of services that we have we are best placed to make these connections and to provide relevant and effective support. We also can raise awareness of these crucial issues, campaign for more resources and promote best practice.
Services we offer
We provide support for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset area.
Our services are based in the following hubs:
Keynsham, BaNES with Lighthouse,
Concorde House, South Gloucestershire with PROTECT Investigation team
Express Park, Bridgewater, Somerset with PROTECT Investigation team
New Bridewell, Bristol with Lighthouse team
Kenneth Steele House, Bristol with PROTECT Investigation team