Domestic abuse is a horrendous crime, which can have a long-term and devastating impact on families and particularly children.
National and local domestic abuse support services continue to operate so anyone who needs help is encouraged to get it.
If you are worried that someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse you can call Next Link on 0800 4700 280 or access their Live Chat Facility via their website .
Support for domestic abuse victims
Round-up of all domestic abuse support in North Somerset
National guidance updated 14th April.