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
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse
Each year from the 25th November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)
until 10th December (Human Rights Day)
Each day of the campaign we will be guest hosted by a service that supports those affected by domestic abuse although the campaign is now over please remember that domestic abuse is still happening.
If you are affected by domestic abuse please speak to someone, seek support and advice. You can call the 24 hour freephone number 24/7 for the National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247.
Look at the Get Help section of this website for local support in Bedfordshire.
Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament
On 16th July 2019, the Domestic Abuse Bill is to have its first reading in the House of Commons, this will start the process of changing the response to domestic abuse. The Bill, offers support to survivors/victims of domestic abuse and tackles how to bring the perpetrators of abuse to justice.
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WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
Families First Bedfordshire present TALK:4M Conference
Families First Bedfordshire is hosting a conference on improving the response to male victims of domestic abuse. Click on to the image to go to Event Brite to book tickets.
Dunstable North Children’s Centre November – December timetable
November December 2019 timetable Please click on the link to view the timetable for events and activities at the Children’s Centre Dunstable North Children’s Centre aims to provide a high-quality integrated service that meets the needs and requirements of the community that it serves. The centre offers a wide range of activities and support to families with children under five…
Families First Bedfordshire is recruiting
FULL-TIME PLAY THERAPIST VACANCY Starting salary – £26,473 pa About us Families First Bedfordshire is delighted to announce that the Big Lottery has continued to fund their Horizons Service and we are now looking to recruit a qualified Play Therapist to join our dedicated and passionate Horizons team. Horizons is an innovative service for women…
Stepping Stones is recruiting
Childcare Assistant Salary: Starting at £8.21 per hour Permanent contract 18-22 hours per week Are you passionate about working with children? Do you have the skills and experience to create a safe environment where children can learn, develop and have fun? We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of our Childcare Team…
The Hope Programme is recruiting
The Hope Programme is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in Bedfordshire working with victims – survivors of sexual violence and abuse. We provide independent specialist support to people over the age of 10 years, in secure counselling facilities in Bedford, Luton and Central Bedfordshire. There is a vacancy for an Administrator – Volunteer…