Torbay’s Domestic Abuse services are provided by TDAS, who are part of Sanctuary Supported Living. TDAS have IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advocates) and outreach support for survivors who need immediate support, and also run courses for adults and children who have lived with domestic abuse.
TDAS also offer a voluntary perpetrator programme called Choices for those who recognise they have hurt someone and who want to change their behaviour. Individuals can find out more about the programme and refer themselves onto it here.
Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services
Anyone who would like support following sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape can find this from Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services. Support is offered to anyone aged 13 and over who has experienced sexual abuse at any time.
Men who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape can self-refer to Operation Emotion. As a result of an arrangement with Old Farm Surgery in Paignton, support is available to men in Torbay.
This leaflet for professionals has useful prompts you can refer to if you are working with someone who has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, along with some helpful contact numbers. You can download this leaflet for your reference. This leaflet is aimed at professionals only.