We are affiliated to Women’s Aid Federation and we hold their national standard award which provides evidence of the quality of our refuges and dispersed accommodation.
Our domestic abuse community services have achieved Safe Lives Leading Lights standards and our sexual violence services have gained Lime Culture accreditation. In 2021 we achieved Helplines Partnership Standards for our helpline delivery in Sheffield.
As well as these awards which are made by external, independent organisations, we have also developed a Survivors’ Advisory Board which provides additional oversight of and input into our services.
“Staff are committed to empowering their clients and are creative in how they work with clients at different stages.” Safe Lives
“The ISVA provision provided by IDAS is very highly regarded by other professionals and agencies. The feedback from stakeholders interviewed as part of the review was extremely positive, reporting that the ISVA service provides access to a safe, effective and accessible service for victims/survivors of sexual violence.” Lime Culture
“It was evident that the helpline staff were highly experienced in their roles. They consistently displayed a comprehensive range of appropriate contact handling behaviours and demonstrated high levels of knowledge and expertise. Their dedication and commitment to offering a high quality service was clearly evident”
IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.