Welcome to Compassion

Supporting those who have experienced domestic abuse in South Suffolk

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we, like everyone else, have suspended our programmes until it is safe to continue. However, we have been working hard and are happy to announce we are now delivering the Freedom Programme online. Please see the ”programmes”  tab to access further details


Like everyone else, Compassion has been forced to adapt to the current situation surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19. As a result, all programmes and support groups have been postponed until further notice, with no new programmes starting until government advice states it is safe to do so.

Please call 07597 337831 if you require any support or advice, either for yourself or on behalf of someone you are concerned about.

This Phoneline is open between the hours of 9.00 am – 1pm Monday to Friday.

 If you are calling outside of these times, there is an answerphone service in place which is regularly monitored, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Kind Regards



The Freephone, 24hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 or www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us

Rape Crisis services – www.rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/want-to-talk/

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line – a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for male victims of domestic abuse: 0808 801 0327 or www.mensadviceline.org.uk.

The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994 · Rights of Women advice lines: www.rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-advice/advice-lines/

Women’s Aid – including Live Chat, email, the Survivors Forum and local services: www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/

Respect Phoneline – a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for domestic abuse perpetrators and those supporting them: 0808 8024040 or www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Our Aim

To raise awareness and understanding about all aspects of domestic violence and abuse within our local community in Babergh, Suffolk.

We work to develop and promote good practice to make domestic abuse legally, socially, morally and culturally unacceptable.

How We Can Help…..

Do you want to understand more about your experiences and the tactics used by abusers?

The Freedom Programme helps you to learn about the reality of domestic violence and abuse.

Do you feel it would be helpful to meet others who have experienced domestic abuse?

The support groups are friendly and informal and run by people who have themselves experienced domestic abuse.

Do you want to offer your children the opportunity to understand the abuse and violence they may have heard or witnessed?

The Stronger Families Community Programme creates a safe space in which children have the chance to do this.

Do you find it difficult to attend the groups?

Our Befriending Service can offer one to one support.

Do you suffer verbal or physical abuse from your child?

The Who's in Charge Programme is for those experiencing child to parent violence and abuse.

Are you concerned that your teenager is vulnerable to relationship abuse?

The Escape the Trap Programme offers information to teens on abusive relationships.

For further information or to make a referral contact

Sharron Ansell : Email: [email protected] :: Mobile: 07597 337831

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