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IDAS is a specialist charity in Yorkshire that supports anyone who is experiencing, or is affected by, domestic abuse or sexual violence. You can self-refer to IDAS.

The services they provide include:

IDAS also have teams of accredited specialist workers, called Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) and Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA). Their role is to support people through the criminal justice system, as well as providing emotional support and safety planning advice.

The majority of IDAS’s services are open to anybody of any gender or sexuality who has been affected by abuse. However, they do also provide single sex services for women and their children.

Other information that IDAS provides includes a Safety Plan for those experiencing abuse or violence, and a Domestic Abuse FAQ page.

You can call their Sheffield helpline on 0808 808 2241 or email

IDAS also have a webchat facility that is available on their website between 3-6pm Monday to Friday. If you are Deaf or have a hearing impairment and want to talk with a worker out of these hours, please email to book a web chat appointment with one of their workers.

Covid update 08/02/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but there may be changes to how the service is running. Contact IDAS directly for the latest information.
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39 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ