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Ministry of Justice funding success

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IDAS are delighted to announce that we have secured much needed funding from the Ministry of Justice to deliver trauma-informed training to ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advocates) and service managers across the North of England. This training will equip frontline workers with the tools to recognise and respond to trauma in survivors of sexual violence […]

Mediation and the family courts

Mother protectively hugging her son

The Ministry of Justice announcement that mediation may become mandatory could put victims of domestic abuse and their children at further significant risk. Domestic abuse is regularly minimised and dismissed in family court leaving victims and their children exposed to further harm. Victims fear that speaking about the abuse will result in them not being believed or […]

IDAS response to the Casey report

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The findings of the Casey report are devastating for victims, exposing a broken Met police system. It now falls on forces to reform and restore the public’s trust. Never have specialist independent victim services been more needed. Baroness Louise Casey’s review details the failings of the Met Police, stating that Britain’s largest police force is institutionally […]

IDAS nominated for a York Sport Award

IDAS has been shortlisted in this year’s York Sport Awards, in the Diversity and Inclusivity category, for our Young Person’s Leadership Programme that we launched last year with York City Football Club Foundation. The York Sport Awards is a prestigious annual awards ceremony that celebrates the hard work and dedication of people within all levels […]

Just a one-off?

Fiona Bruce on the set of Question Time

At IDAS we were dismayed to hear Fiona Bruce repeat the suggestion that Stanley Johnson’s abuse of his wife was a ‘one-off’.  We know, from many years of supporting survivors, that the use of physical violence is rarely a one off. It is usually accompanied by ongoing emotional abuse, coercion, often sexual violence, and financial […]

Impact Report 2022

We’ve just published our impact report for 2022; an annual review that gives an overview of the people we supported, the difference we made, and all that we achieved last year. "My IDAS Worker was the first person I confided in and, when I did, it felt like such a relief. My worker helped me […]

The Stranger in our Bed

The stranger in our bed. Suspenseful film poster featuring young woman and man

On Tuesday, 14 March, IDAS Survivor Ambassador and bestselling author Samantha Lee Howe is holding a charity screening of the UK drama thriller, The Stranger in our Bed, at the Paramount Cinema in Penistone, near Barnsley. All proceeds from the event will be donated to IDAS. Adapted from Samantha’s gripping, psychological book of the same […]

Police must root out offenders

Police Officer standing in an empty street

We stand with all the women who have come forward to report David Carrick's abhorrent crimes and all the women who have been subjected to violence and abuse by those in positions of power.    

South Yorkshire contract success

IDAS worker supporting a woman

We are proud to have been awarded a 7-year contract to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence in the Barnsley area, alongside local specialist sexual violence charity BSARCS. Our work in Barnsley has supported thousands of victims across the area over the last five years and our dedicated local teams look forward to […]

Myths about rape

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Sam Beckett, Independent Sexual Violence Advisor at IDAS exposes some of the myths around sexual violence.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career?

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Over the next month, IDAS will be recruiting to several roles across Yorkshire. We will be looking for dedicated, courageous, compassionate people to join our inspiring and inclusive team. We are an age inclusive employer, with flexible working arrangements to suit a range of people’s circumstances. If you are passionate about keeping people safe from […]

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