Where to get help with legal problems for the GRT community, if you're a victim of crime, or to report or get help for a child being abused or neglected.
Community Law Partnership Travellers Advice Team
The Travellers Advice Team (TAT) Go to http://www.communitylawpartnership.co.uk/our-services/gypsies-and-travellers (opens new window) at the Community Law Partnership gives advice, assistance and representation to Gypsies and travellers in England and Wales about:
- rented sites
- cases involving boat-dwellers
- Public Spaces Protection Orders
Call TAT's dedicated Gypsy and Traveller helpline on 0121 685 8677, between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Victim Support Go to https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ (opens new window) is a free and confidential support service. It's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events. You don't need to have reported the crime to the police.
Call: 0808 1689 111
If you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected, or if you want to request support on behalf of a child or family contact our First Response team.
Call: 0117 903 6444
Childline Go to https://www.childline.org.uk/ (opens new window) is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about any concerns you have about a child.
Call: 0800 1111
Police and legal support
The police force that covers Bristol is Avon and Somerset Police Go to https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/ (opens new window).
- 999 for emergencies
- 101 for non-emergencies, if you want to speak to the police but don't need a response straight away
- 0845 456 7000 to give information about a crime
Report online Go to https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/ (opens new window) a crime or incident online, such as a road accident, lost and found property, or anti-social behaviour.
GRT Police lead
Bristol has a lead police officer for GRT
Inspector Paul Bolton-Jones badge number (817)
Neighbourhood Inspector, Bristol South Policing Area
Call: 101 (switchboard)
Contact the Bristol Law Centre Go to https://www.bristollawcentre.org.uk/contact-us/ (opens new window) to get legal advice, they are are a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court.
Barnardos Go to https://www.barnardos.org.uk/ (opens new window)protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children.
They can support:
- children who have suffered sexual abuse and exploitation
- young people in care and after they leave the care system
- children who are caring for a loved one
They can support families through:
- domestic abuse
- mental health problems
- prison sentences
- asylum seeking
Call: 0117 934 9726