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.
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.
A 'GRAND' TOTAL - Fundraising Success
Thanks to everyone who came to our fundraising benefit in March and helped us raise £680 as well as have a good dance! And an especial thanks to Body of Sound Women's Choir who sent us a cheque for £370 making it a £1050 in total towards providing free therapy for women who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse in Sheffield and running our fortnightly Eva Women's Group.
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.