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Barnsley IDAS outreach support

We are delighted to have been awarded the Safe Lives, Leading Lights accreditation for our Barnsley Community Service. It is testament to the team in Barnsley, and to the strong relationships that have been forged with our partners, that we have received this accreditation.

Safe Lives Leading Lights is the mark of quality for domestic abuse services and is increasingly being recognised by commissioners and funders across the UK.

We are committed to providing the highest standards of service to our clients and are pleased to have received this recognition.

Here are some of the quotes from the report written by Safe Lives:

“Barnsley IDAS demonstrated excellent practice in place in relation to service provision.”

“They are an independent service with a strong focus on empowerment and quality.”

“Staff are committed to empowering their clients and were creative in how they work with clients at different stages.”

Sam Goulding, IDAS South Yorkshire Regional Manager, says of the accreditation,

“We are proud to have received this accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to nationally recognised standards and to providing the highest standards of service to our clients.”

IDAS are the largest specialist domestic abuse service in Yorkshire, supporting over 7000 people each year in York, North Yorkshire, Barnsley, and since April 2019, Sheffield.

North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council, BBC Children in Need, Leading Light Accreditation by Safe Lives
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