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 year.
16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign is an international awareness raising campaign aimed at galvanizing action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The 16 days campaign starts on the 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women through to the 10th December, Human Rights Day.
On the 29th November 2017 Bedfordshire Victim Support is running a Charity Quiz night with money raised going to local services which support those affected by domestic abuse. The quiz will start at 7:30pm at The Pheasant Public House, Kimbolton Road, Bedford.
On the 30th November 2017 we are running a professionals event to continue to raise awareness on domestic abuse. The full day event will include a number of workshops run by partners and local service providers. These workshops are:
- Impact on children living in a violent home
- Forced Marriage and So Called ‘Honour’ Based Violence using the “Our Girl Toolkit”
- Harassment and stalking
- Working with perpetrators
- Gangs and girls
The event is free of charge and open to any professionals who work with those affected by domestic abuse, if you would like further details or to book a place please contact us at BDAP@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.
If you are affected or if you have working with someone affected by domestic abuse then help is available. Check our our ‘Get Help’ page to find details of both national and local support services https://centralbeds.wpengine.com/get-help/.
For 24/7 support contact the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247