Registered Charity No. 1084854. Company No. 3152590.

Summary of aims & objectives:

Bawso delivers specialist services to people from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) backgrounds. Bawso's aims are:

  1. To provide generic and specialist services including the provision of temporary accommodation in Wales for those suffering from domestic abuse and all forms of violence;
  2. To provide support and services with the intention of empowering service users to define and establish fulfilling and sustainable livelihoods;
  3. To provide support, advocacy and training to enable service users to develop their aptitudes and realise their potential; and
  4. To raise awareness among the general public of the unacceptable nature of violence in all its forms, and of the needs of those who experience it.


1. Women

  • Refuge
  • Safe House
  • Floating Support
  • Outreach & Resettlement
  • Human Trafficking- Diogel Project
  • Female Genital Mutilation

2. Children and Young People

3. Men

  • Floating Support
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advocate Project (IDVA)

4. Partnership Services

  • One Stop Service
  • Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA )
  • Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)

5. Support Services

  • Research and Information Development
  • Training Services
  • Language Services
  • Volunteering Programme


Support can be accessed through self-referrals by contacting Bawso directly, through any other person, or through a referral from other professionals. To apply or make a referral, please contact the 24 hour helpline: 0800 7318147 or contact Bawso’s offices


Last Updated: April 4, 2023
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