Northamptonshire against Domestic and Sexual Abuse (NADASA) is a partnership of statutory and voluntary agencies which aims to provide a coordinated response to Interpersonal Violence (IPV) within Northamptonshire, reducing domestic abuse and sexual violence and repeat victimisation.
The Forum restructured in 2015 and has terms of reference and minimum standards that all members must meet, or be actively working towards (see below under Working Group).
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NADASA has links to other groups that specifically deliver on the priorities of its agenda; members who attend other groups act as liaison and provide two way information; current linked groups are – Interpersonal Violence Board IPV; Local Safeguarding Board LSCB; Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub MASH), Reducing Incidents of sexual exploitation RISE; Special Domestic Violence Courts SDVC; County Domestic Abuse Strategy Group; County Sexual Violence Strategy Group; Disability Group; Black & Minority Ethnic Forum BME; Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences MARAC; Honour Based Violence group HBV; Female Genital Mutilation Group FGM.
NADASA currently has three Working Groups:
- NADASA Conference – organises countywide conferences to raise awareness of Interpersonal Violence and highlight specific aspects of it.
- Training – responsible for designing, delivering and quality assuring domestic violence, honour based violence and sexual violence training to professionals countywide. The pool of trainers can deliver several training packs. To find out what packages are available, costs and training dates, plus contact details for specific areas of training, please look under the Practitioner Page.
- NADASA Working Group – oversees the Nadasa Development Plan and any current projects. The Development Plan is kept within the resources of the forum and its members. Currently it is developing toolkits for professionals to sit alongside the Minimum Standards, information for victims and the public, a Communication & Marketing Plan and developing this website to help deliver these resources.
If you are a professional interested in supporting the work of NADASA please contact us for further information