IDAS – Independent Domestic Abuse Services
IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.
Their services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline.
IDAS’ teams of accredited specialist workers support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.
They recognise that most victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence are women and provide a number of single sex services such as refuges for women and their children. However, the majority of their services are accessible to anyone who is affected by abuse and they encourage male and LGBT+ victims and survivors to access their support.
For children and young people, they have developed one to one and group support. IDAS’ young persons’ RYPP (Respect Young Person’s Programme) also works with families where the young person is abusive.