Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

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Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

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

Survivor's Support

If you are the survivor of domestic abuse or a current victim, there are services throughout Bedfordshire to help you.

Training

Find out more about our training programme and book your place online.

MARAC

Find out more about the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

Talk to Us

We are off to Luton Borough Council this morning to finalise details of them joining our training programme. We offer a number of different domestic and sexual abuse training course, take a look at www.bedsdv.org.uk/training. ... See MoreSee Less

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The team is attending a Domestic Homicide Review workshop today. Key learnings so far is that the family's voice needs to be integral to the process. ... See MoreSee Less

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Latest Media

Have Your Say!

Central Bedfordshire Council are working with SafeLives to gather feedback on current services in Central Bedfordshire that support those who have been affected by domestic abuse.

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day (8th March), a day which is celebrated in many countries around the world and is a day when women are recognised for their achievements. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women. For information…

Disrespect Nobody

The second phase of the Home Office’s Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February to the end of March 2017. The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships with a focus of the campaign…

16 Days Roundup & Government Plans

The Domestic Abuse team here at BDAP has been very busy over the ’16 Days of Activism against gender violence’ which came to a close on the 10thDecember, during this time we: Promoted the White Ribbon Campaign –a campaign which asks males to pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.  …

Survivor Story – Stotfold Children Centre

My name is L and I wanted to write a short description of how Stotfold & District Children’s Centre and The Freedom Programme has been a massive aid to myself and my children over the last 6 months. In February 2009 I met a man who I believed was good, honest and caring. Unfortunately this…