Welcome to VIDA!
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Forum becomes VIDA
VIDA is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our new name means 'life' in Spanish - a positive assertion of what our work is all about.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2014 - 20 YEARS OF VIDA
This year marks 20 years of VIDA (including the years under our old names of Sheffield Domestic Violence/Abuse Forum). We look forward to celebrating the anniversary later in the year. We've seen a climate change in attitudes towards domestic abuse across that time with growing momentum across all agencies and a resurgence in the women's movement.
SAVE THE DATE - Benefit on Friday 14th March 2014
Now that it's the New Year, it's time to plan something else to look forward to ~ the Free Radicals are playing Crookes Social Club again in March. Get ready to dust off your dancing shoes and plan your work do or that gals' night out you've been meaning to organise ~ we can guarantee you some of best music, uninhibited dancing and some very reasonable bar prices!
For more information or to reserve tickets ring 2750101. Tickets £8 (£4 unwaged). Buy 5 tickets get one free. Children free. Donations welcome.
Training Dates in 2014
Find out about courses and dates on our training page or book online. Our e-learning programme is getting a lot of action too! It's set in a medical centre, so particularly relevant for Health Professionals, but covers a lot of the basic messages about domestic abuse so works as a good introduction to the subject for anyone working with people.
VIDA Awarded CAADA Leading Lights Status for IDVAS
VIDA have been successful in achieving the Leading Lights Quality Mark from CAADA: Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse. It's an accreditation programme which recognises and rewards good and safe practice in IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy) Services across the UK, who work with people at high risk of harm from domestic abuse. VIDA is one of 32 organisations who achieved the mark in the last 4 years - others can be seen on the CAADA website.