Everyone at IDAS is proud to be part of a specialist organisation committed to delivering high quality support to both victims and survivors. Our services are always developed in consultation with the people who use them and with partner agencies.
We believe that specialist services offer the best support for victims and survivors for a number of reasons not least that many people are reluctant to come forward and seek help from statutory or general services.
Our core values run through the work we do and how we do it. We are compassionate, determined, inclusive, courageous and respectful. We will never tell people what they should do, we respect a persons’ right to make their own decisions. We offer non-judgemental support and through both our individual programmes and group work, we empower people to make their own choices and to determine their own future.
“ The stage between finding out the case was going to court and having the court date was the most difficult, my ISVA filled the void. She reassured me that the emotions I was going through were normal. She always gave me reassurance. The support was person centred not me fitting around support offered. She made me feel less alone, the process affects every part of your life, I had some-one to go to for reassurance. It was most useful to have some-one who was completely impartial to talk to. She kept me up to date with information. She never led the conversation and always asked appropriate questions at the right time.”