16 Days of Action

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse

has ended for 2018.



During the Campaign, we have highlighted agencies that are able to support victims of domestic abuse and the Hidden Practices associated with it. We have highlighted the fact that children, older people, people with disabilities or people from the LGBT+ community, men are all Hidden Victims.

For a few more days the organisations who were featured in our guest host spot are remaining here on the home page.



Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge


Stepping Stones 01582 457114





Luton All Women's Centre 01582 416 783




ACCM (UK) works to promote action to bring about positive social change to enhance the wellbeing and to protect the dignity of girls and women locally, nationally and internationally. ACCM (UK) is committed to eliminating of all harmful traditional and discriminatory practices that violate Human Rights of girls and women (boys and men), such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced arranged marriage (FAM) and honour based violence (HBV) that are forms of domestic violence (DV).
ACCM (UK) to start work in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas to tackle health inequalities that impacted on minority and most disadvantaged members of the community and also to support girls and women victims of or at risk of illegal harmful traditional practices.



Telephone +44(0)1234 356910
Mobile: +44(0)7767 164804
Email : info@accmuk.com

Men’s Advice Line


0808 801 0327 this helpline is open weekdays 9-5 pm

Or email info@mensadviceline.org.uk

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.


How to get in touch/make a referral?

     If you would like more information about what help is available to you or someone you are concerned about, you can contact us on:

Phone/Text: 07872541985

Email: tcp@thechange-project.org




If you are from the LGBT community and experiencing domestic abuse, please contact GALOP.


0800 999 5428 to speak to someone

Our team of IDVA or Independent Domestic Violence Advisors do much more than simply support people who have been physically abused by someone close to them. They provide expert safety planning, practical help, emotional support and advice for anyone over 16 years of age who has been subjected to high risk emotional, psychological, sexual, financial and physical domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviours. Across Bedfordshire last year the team supported more than 1300 service users.

If you are in a situation where you don’t feel safe or have concerns and would like some free and confidential support, please contact us. We provide services across Bedfordshire and have IDVAs based in Luton, Bedford and at Bedford Hospital.

Luton IDVA: 01582 488777 Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm


Beds IDVA: 01234 763785 Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm. Saturday: 8am to 4pm


@vs_bedfordshire  https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/east-england/bedfordshire


This service is available to you whether you have reported the crime to the police, or not.To access support contact Signpost Hub 

Telephone:   0800 0282 887 (calls are free from landlines and mobiles)

Email:  info@signpostforbedfordshire.com

Out of hours leave a voicemail and we will call you back  Web:  www.signpostforbedfordshire.comTwitter:  @SignpostBedfordshire

The Emerald Centre SARC offers free support and practical help to anyone in Bedfordshire and Luton
who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
Our service is completely confidential and you do not have to give any personal information in order to get help.
​If you would like to speak to someone we are available 24/7 on ​01234 897052 or send us a message using the contact page. www.emeraldcentre.org Contact Information Tel: 01234 897504 (9am-5pm) 24 hour answer phone
Out of Hours Help Line: 0330 223 0099







Working together with our partner agencies across the county, we can provide the information and tools to keep you safe. 

Contact us in confidence on 101, or via our online reporting centre

Remember, in an emergency, call 999.




Path to Recovery (P2R) Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough

P2R is a one stop service which provides drug and alcohol advice, treatment and support to adults whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol issues; support can include the whole family. We provide an integrated service with a range of expertise available in one place.

We will not judge you. We will treat you with respect.






P2R Bedford

21 The Crescent, Bedford, MK40 2RT (01234) 352220 elt-tr.p2rbedford@nhs.net

We are open Monday to Friday from 9.00-5.00pm
We open later on Thursday till 8.00pm.

Please call the office for Daily Open Access times.

P2R Dunstable

67 High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1JF (01582) 501780 elt-tr.p2rdunstable@nhs.net Drop-in: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm

Opening times Monday to Friday from 9.00-5.00pm Tuesday until till 8.00pm



The Butterfly Project

offering therapeutic support to survivors of domestic abuse




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.


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


Find out more about the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

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Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

Today the Department for Education have published the findings of their 'Children in Need' review. We welcome the findings, and stand ready to help in any way we can. Domestic abuse impacts the lives of thousands of children, and to keep every child safe and well requires a strong multi-agency approach. Read our full response: safelives.org.uk/SafeLives_respond_Children_in_Need_review ... See MoreSee Less

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Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

#Child and #Teen #Counselling offers a safe environment for children to express their feelings and discover what the cause may be. It can be used to address everyday worries such as exam stress, #relationship issues with friends, family or teachers. Speaking to a counsellor can also address concerns with #selfHarm, #grief, #depression, #anxiety and #learningDifficulties.

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Family #Counselling: Everyone has #family arguments at some time, and big changes can cause stress. Conflict doesn’t just affect the adults in a family – it can affect the way #children view #relationships for life. Long running disputes can make it difficult or impossible to live under the same roof.

If your family is having problems, you can see one of our Family Counsellors individually, as a small group or the whole family together to help you work things out.

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