Bath & North East Somerset

Changing Lives in Bath & North East Somerset

On 1 April 2019 we launched our new Avon & Somerset Victim Advocacy and Support Service.  Working with adult victims of crime and antisocial behaviour.  This service works in close partnership with other victim support providers, and local specialist organisations.

POhWER now provide the statutory advocacy services in BaNES.  Find out more here.

Victims of Crime Advocacy Service (VOCAS)

We launched VOCAS in BaNES on 1st April 2019.

Adult victims can access advocacy, alongside practical and emotional support to help them to cope and recover from their experience and to engage with the criminal justice system if they choose to do so.   This enhanced adult service will be available for

  • adult victims who have barriers or additional support requirements linked to:
  • adult victims who have been targeted because of their:

*Race *Religion *Sexuality *Gender Identity *Mental health issues *Learning difficulties *Physical disabilities *Problems associated with old age *Problems associated with social exclusion or isolation

Find out more by visiting our VOCAS page.