IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services



Who we are

Help and support for anyone affected by domestic violence. This venue is part of the Barnsley Safe Places Scheme. COVID-19 UPDATE

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IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Our services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline.

Our teams of accredited specialist workers (IDVA’s and ISVAs) support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.

We recognise that most victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence are women and we provide a number of single sex services such as refuges to women and their children.  However, the majority of our services are accessible to anyone who is affected by abuse and we encourage male and LGBT+ victims and survivors to access our support.

We pride ourselves on our professional, responsive and innovative approach.  With over 40 years’ experience we have been at the forefront of developing new and unique services and were the first organisation in the UK to develop free online training and Live Chat support for survivors.

We’re available on our free, confidential helpline.


Opening Times

Helpline Opening Times 

Monday to Friday 8am - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday  11am - 8pm 

These times will be changing to 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and

11am - 8pm Saturday & Sunday from the 1st of October.


Contact Details

Contact name: Lauren Hirst

Email address:

Role: Service Manager

Phone number: 03000 110 110

Mobile number:


Address details:


Other Details

Cost: Free

Published: 09 August 2019