Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS)

Torbay Business Park, Paignton TQ4 0800 916 1474

In a non-emergency, call 101. Alternatively, call the Women’s Aid 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247. In an emergency, call 999.

At TDAS, we provide practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse. We offer a wide range of help to individuals and families in the Torbay area, including confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions, and safe refuge houses. You have the right to feel safe.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over, who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. Abuse can include, but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.

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How we support you

Whether you are in the process of leaving a relationship, wish to stay or have left, we can help. We can provide office or community-based support, whichever is most appropriate. You can take part in regular one-to-one and group support sessions, which take place in a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can talk in confidence about your feelings and concerns.

As well as training professionals to better recognise and deal with domestic abuse, we can provide you with the following practical, confidential advice and emotional support:

  • Safety planning
  • Co-ordinating a safe transfer to one of our safe refuge houses across Torbay
  • Referring you to other support agencies, including legal and benefits advice
  • Supporting you through the criminal justice process
  • Advising you on your housing options
  • Offering you opportunities for socialising and activities in the local community
  • Building your confidence and self-esteem
  • Helping you to build your future and move on with your life

For more details, download the TDAS information leaflet (PDF 202KB). Alternatively if you have any questions about the support we provide, please contact us directly.

We also run several courses which support, inform and empower victims and survivors of domestic abuse, including:

View Claire's story to see how TDAS was able to help her escape domestic abuse.

Read Lisa's story to see how TDAS was able to help her and her son escape domestic abuse.


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To be eligible for support or safe refuge house accommodation at TDAS, applicants must:

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Have experienced, or are currently experiencing any form of domestic abuse
  • Live within Torbay OR be assessed as being at high risk of domestic abuse

How to apply

To apply, please complete the confidential enquiry form below, or call 0800 916 1474.

If you are in immediate danger, call 999.

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We are always looking for volunteers to give their time, share their skills and support our services. For more information about the volunteering opportunities available at Torbay Domestic Abuse Service, please see our volunteer leaflet (PDF 940KB).

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