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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

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18 hours ago

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

Today we remember those lost to #HonourKillings 🙏🏽🌍🕊️

The United Nations estimate there are approximately 5,000 'reported' honour related murders worldwide every year, with one a month happening in the UK alone. As we reflect on #KarmaNirvana reaching its 25th year and 10 years of running our national helpline (almost 70,000 incoming calls and counting) we are more convinced than ever that the reported figures of honour crimes represent the tip of the iceberg.

#DayofMemory #July14 #WeRemember

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18 hours ago

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MP's in Westminster raising questions on our behalf about schools and Ofsted becoming more involved in the prevention of #ForcedMarriage, something we've been advocating for a very long time.

As always, we remain optimistic and look forward to the follow-up meetings in the near future. Watch this space.

#KarmaNirvana #25Years #StirringuptheConversation
#DayofMemory #HonourKillings #July14 #WeRemember

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DA Service Vision and Aims

The new Domestic Abuse team; Finally, all in post and raring to go!

The Domestic Abuse team at Central Bedfordshire has had a bit of a make-over in the last few months with a new team-member starting in February, April May and June. We had our first full team meeting last week where we put together the team’s vision and aims and are now ready to formally introduce…

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BDAP’s Myth Busting Beliefs and Stereotypes Professionals Event

Last Thursday we held our first BDAP professionals event “Myth busting Beliefs and Stereotypes of Domestic Abuse”. We prepared the room, ordered the biscuits, hooked up the power points in council chambers at Priory House and nervously waited to see how many of the delegates we’d invited actually arrived. All in all 80 delegates from…

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16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse

25th November marks the day of 16 days of action against domestic abuse http://16daysofaction.co.uk/ It’s an internationally recognised campaign highlighting the issues of domestic abuse and raising awareness of the different forms it can take. That’s not just abuse against women but also domestic abuse incidents involving men or children. The 16 Days Campaign runs…

16 Days of Action 2017

The Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP) works across both Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Council.   One of our main aims is to raise awareness of domestic abuse and we do this in a variety of ways.   As well as our two tier training programme and our DA Champion Scheme we support numerous campaigns throughout the…

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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.

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