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Barnsley Council works closely with our partners IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) to support residents in Barnsley who are suffering or have suffered from domestic abuse.

The partnership is passionate about preventing domestic abuse and encouraging healthy relationships through our #SpeakUp campaign, letting people in Barnsley know there is someone there for them. 

Domestic abuse can take many forms and isn’t just about the physical side. Frequently checking your phone, withholding money and isolating you from family or friends are all behaviours that can have a real impact on psychological and emotional well being.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing any of these behaviours speak up - don’t suffer alone, call 03000 110 110.

COVID-19 update

During social isolation for Covid-19, IDAS will be providing alternative support to residents via:

  • Online video support sessions
  • WhatsApp messaging
  • Telephone calls
  • Online live chat on our website
  • Email

Read about IDAS services during COVID-19.

Further information

You can find out more about the various forms of domestic abuse, along with further information on our webpage here

Call 999 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger from domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Call 101 if you want to report something that's happened or if you want to seek advice.

Call the Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS) on 03000 110 110 or 24hr national helpline: 0808 2000 247

Visit the IDAS website for further help and support

Speak Up I'm Listening

Are you a front facing business that deals with members of the public? Would you know where to signpost them if you had concerns about their relationship or home life?

IDAS run training aimed at supporting businesses to spot the signs of domestic abuse. Many people experiencing domestic abuse don’t always have the confidence to approach services for help - they’re often more likely to open up to someone they regularly see like their hairdressers, barbers or gym trainers.

To find out more call 03000 110 110.

Speak Together

Are you a local employer? Do you have training and policies in place to support employees with issues of domestic abuse and healthy relationships? Do you want to know more about how you can support your staff?

Call 03000 110 110 to find out more.

Speak to Me

Is run in partnership with local medical practices and encourages people to speak to their GP practice if they have issues in their relationship and discusses how IDAS can help.

If you work in a GP practice that would like to be part of the scheme, please contact IDAS on 03000 110 110.