The Liberty Programme is a home grown intervention that Families First Bedfordshire developed, evolved and led on for over 15 years. ‘Liberty’ is a group for women who have child/ren under the age of 18 who have experienced or may still be experiencing domestic abuse. It is a 12-24 week programme, which consists of therapeutic group support alongside activity based learning.

Liberty Programme Aims and Outcomes

The aim of the Liberty Programme is to improve the safety and wellbeing of women and their children who have experienced or are experiencing abusive relationships.

Women report improved psychological and physical wellbeing.

Women will have an improved knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on themselves and their children.
Women will have an improved understanding on how they can keep themselves and their children safe from abusive relationships.
To empower women to determine their own futures and to make positive decisions resulting in improved life chances for themselves and their children.

Geographical area service covers

Bedford Borough

Who is the service for?


Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral or via a professional

Risk level you support

Other relevant information