November 25th sees the start of the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse Campaign.


This annual, global event starts on November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls and ends on 10th December, Human Rights Day. This year the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership is highlighting Hidden Victims; including male victims, older people, young people, lesbian, gay or transgender people and we raising awareness of hidden issues too Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and Honour- Based Violence.

Please keep looking at the BDAP website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @bedsdv

We will be encouraging everyone to go Orange on December 10th to end the campaign.

Join us! Domestic Abuse is everyone’s business

#BDAP #16 Days.



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





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

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