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Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know is suffering domestic violence and is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999.

Support and Advice - Craven Independent Domestic Abuse Service

For support and advice on practical matters such as legal issues, contact and other matters relating to children, benefits, health, education & training and housing for someone who is experiencing or escaping domestic abuse then contact Craven Independent Domestic Abuse Service (Craven IDAS). 

Craven Independent Domestic Abuse Service
PO Box 50
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1XU

You can visit in person by prearranged appointment.

Background information

Craven IDAS is an independent charity which provides emotional support with a view to helping people overcome the negative effects of domestic abuse. They are able to refer people to counsellors and a range of other specialist services where this is needed.

CIDAS work with organisations such as Craven Community Safety Partnership, Police, Probation and Housing Associations to increase awareness of domestic abuse in the community and where possible prevent the occurrence of domestic abuse.

The Counselling Directory has information about domestic violence and help available by clicking here.

For a directory of other services and advice around all aspects of domestic abuse please see the pdf icon Domestic Abuse Directory 2012 [539kb].

Supporting Victims

Any victim of crime in North Yorkshire can access appropriate support, even if they do not wish to report crime, from the Supporting Victims organisation. Please go to www.supportingvictims.org to find out more. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.