20th October 2017 – IDAS and UK SAYS NO MORE
The UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, facilitated by London charity Hestia, is so pleased to have IDAS join as a partner organisation.
IDAS is the largest specialist domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire working across York, North Yorkshire and, from 1st April 2017, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
IDAS also offer advice and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence. IDAS supports victims of abuse and develop innovative programmes to work with perpetrators, families and support children and young people.
Sarah Hill, CEO of IDAS said: “We are pleased to be part of the UK Says No More national campaign. As the leading provider of specialist support services in Yorkshire we are aware of the significant and harmful impacts of domestic abuse and violence.
Domestic abuse is widespread in the UK and campaigning in this way will encourage people to stand together and say enough is enough. Campaigning and awareness is also crucial in ensuring that victims and survivors are able to come forward and access the vital support they need.”
Each year, IDAS receive more than 2,000 calls to their 24-hour confidential helpline, provide direct support to more than 4,000 people including 3,000 families with children. This number will increase with service delivery in Barnsley.
IDAS’ services can be accessed via a confidential helpline, Live Chat, email support, and through the Outreach service, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA). As well as emotional support, IDAS teams carry out extensive risk assessments and safety planning, one to one support and group sessions. ISVAs and IDVAs can offer practical support around both the criminal and civil courts.
IDAS have been nationally recognised for their high-standards, having recently been awarded a Women’s Aid Quality Mark and having achieved Safe Lives Leading Light accreditation. They are also a Mindful Employer.
You can find out more about IDAS and their services across Yorkshire by visiting idas.org.uk.
You can support UK SAYS NO MORE by:
- Adding your photo to the Gallery, joining others nationwide saying “NO MORE” to domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Sharing the campaign materials on social media and with friends, family and colleagues, to start a conversation around these issues.
- Pledging to learn more and take a stand by challenging derogatory language or the perpetuation of myths through learning and sharing of this knowledge.