Independent Domestic Abuse Services

Independent Domestic Abuse Services

Charity information

Independent Domestic Abuse Services

IDAS provides comprehensive and innovative outreach and refuge support services across York and North Yorkshire for women, men and children experiencing or affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We help over 4000 victims a year to be safer, including nearly 3000 families. We also provide a 24 hour helpline, Live Chat support and groups for children and adolescents. We are a Leading Light organisation and accredited by Women's Aid.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    Mission statement: Everyone has the right to live free from the fear of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

    Our aims are:
    • To provide a range of high quality, specialised, integrated, services that empower victims and maximise their own and their children's safety.
    • To continually develop as an organisation to offer responsive and flexible services to meet the different and changing needs of victims and survivors.
    • To provide victims and survivors with appropriate help, advice, support and information based on their individual needs.
    • To develop effective working partnerships with other agencies to offer the safest solutions to victims and survivors.
    • To promote equality of opportunity, recognise diversity and ensure an inclusive service.
    • To raise awareness of and challenge attitudes to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
    • To develop proactive preventive programmes for children from abusive households and for perpetrators.

  • Aims

    Independent Domestic Abuse Services aims to:

    • • To provide a range of high quality, specialised, integrated, services that empower victims and maximise their own and their children's safety, based in residential and outreach locations.
    • • To provide victims and survivors with appropriate help, advice, support and information based on their individual needs.
    • • To develop effective working partnerships with other agencies to offer the safest solutions to victims and survivors, including proactive perpetrator programmes and preventive work with children.
    • • To promote equality of opportunity, recognise diversity and ensure an inclusive service, while raising awareness of and challenging attitudes towards domestic abuse and sexual violence.
    • • To support victims of domestic abuse, rape and sexual abuse throughout the court process.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1102337

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 31

    Part time staff: 25

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 03000 110 110

    Address: 39 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ

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