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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


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Survivor’s Support

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


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Training

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


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MARAC

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Our Rapid Test Drop In Clinic is open every Thursday 6pm until 8pm at Dunstable Priory, Church Close Dunstable. No appointments necessary, you can get a full check up. Pop along and try us out. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Victim Support Service is available to women and men who have experienced #domesticAbuse, and whose ex/current partner has been referred to a group or individual #DomesticViolence Perpetrator Programme. This service is free and is available regardless of whether the course is completed.

Service involvement isn't compulsory, but as the aim of the service is to increase safety and reduce risk it is highly recommended.

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Step up: The focus of this programme is to address the issues of adolescents who initiate violence toward family members, and to address the needs of #parents or #family members who have been the targets of the #violence.
Family safety is a priority of the intervention with development of a ‘safety plan’ followed by weekly check-ins within the family group to monitor the youth’s progress in staying non-violent and safe with family members. Weekly behavioural goals related to non-violence and respect are set by the #youth with progress reported each week in group, fostering accountability for behaviour and keeping the focus on using skills learned at home.
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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…

Join the Victim Support community

Victim Support is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Last year they offered support to nearly 1 million victims of crime. Victim Support provides the Homicide Service and runs more than 100 local projects tackling different types of crime. Visit…

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.

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…


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