Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership
If you are experiencing Domestic Abuse please contact the 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
If you are ever at risk of immediate danger contact the Police on 999
Welcome to the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP). The Partnership brings together key agencies across Bedfordshire to raise awareness, to deliver services and to work together to improve our local response to domestic abuse. At BDAP we work closely with local authorities and other agencies to provide services in the local area, we deliver a two-tier training programme for professionals who work with those affected by domestic abuse and we strive to bring all those agencies working locally together to ensure a coordinated response to domestic abuse. BDAP also coordinates the monthly Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and the Domestic Abuse Champion Scheme in both Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire
Alex Skeel documentary BBC3 and BBC TV 19th February 2019
I stayed with my abusive girlfriend out of fear she would kill me
Alex's partner was the first woman jailed for coercive and controlling behaviour in the UK. Now he's trying to fight the stigma around male domestic abuse.
In this documentary, Alex shares his experiences of domestic abuse and violence; he was told that he was 10 days away from death when he was helped by the Police and paramedics. His abuser, girlfriend Jordan Worth, was sentenced to 7 and a half years for coercive controlling behaviour and grievous bodily harm.
18th February 2019 BBC 3 (online via BBC iPlayer) and repeated again on BBC 1 on 19/02/2019 at 10:45 pm
Abused by My Girlfriend tells the remarkable story of Alex Skeel, a 23-year-old man from Bedford who survived an abusive relationship with his girlfriend Jordan Worth.
By sharing his story, Alex hopes to challenge assumptions about violence and masculinity in relationships, and to empower victims of domestic violence to come forward.
Alex Skeel speaking on the BBC earlier today
If you are experiencing domestic abuse please report it; if you are a male suffering from abuse we understand how difficult it is to say that you are being abused but please report it.
If you are at risk of immediate danger call the Police on 999.
For more information contact:
If you have left a relationship but are experiencing stalking and harassment please contact the National Centre for Domestic Violence to discuss Restraining Orders 0800 970 2070 https://www.ncdv.org.uk/
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