SIDASS – Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Services


Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service (SIDASS) provides independent advocacy and specialised support to victims. The team offer advice and support on safety planning, crisis work, civil and criminal remedies, housing advice, finances, health issues and work with families to improve issues around child protection where domestic abuse is a prevalent factor. The victim is supported by a qualified Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate through a safety and support plan to improve their safety and encourage the best possible outcomes from other statutory and voluntary agencies.


The project was developed in 2006 by Salford City Council’s Community Safety Unit and Salford Women’s Aid working together in partnership. To date, SIDASS has supported more than 3837 victims of domestic abuse and work over the short to medium-term, to put victims on the path to long-term safety.


SIDASS links into the council’s Sanctuary scheme which provides security equipment to homes to enable victim’s to feel safe and to stay in their own home. The team provide a helpline service to all victims of domestic abuse in Salford and deliver the Positive You Programme to support families in moving on from their experiences of domestic abuse.


SIDASS offers support to all victims of domestic abuse regardless of gender and sexual orientation.


You can telephone our helpline in the strictest confidence on: 0161 793 3232. Lines are staffed Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and there is an answer phone outside of these hours. If we are unable to answer your call, or you need support outside of these hours, you should contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Free-phone Helpline on: 0808 2000 247.

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Contact Salford Women's Aid. 0161 793 3232. Monday to Friday 1pm – 4pm.