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.
- 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.
What we do
We offer support to anyone over the aged of 16, who has experienced or is experiencing domestic abuse. This includes those going through, or who have experienced, ‘honour’-based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and dowry crime.
We offer 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. We work with both women and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.
All of our services are free and confidential.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) has been awarded Leading Lights status once more for its support of domestic abuse victims.
Leading Lights status is awarded by SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse.
The accreditation programme offers services, partner agencies and commissioners a set of standards for supporting victims and is the mark of quality for domestic abuse services.