Behind Closed Doors (BCD)

Outreach Programme

Providing outreach support to women whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116500)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther


  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



More often than not domestic violence is hidden crime that goes unnoticed. Most are surprised by the number of people who are affected by domestic violence and the impact that it has. •Run a help line providing support, and information on domestic abuse and sources of help, including accommodation, counselling, legal issues and welfare benefits. •Provide one to one support for women, on an outreach basis, including support in finding emergency accommodation, re-housing, legal proceedings, health and welfare rights. •Work with women to implement safety plans which can include obtaining protective civil orders and referral for target hardening of properties so that they can safely remain in their own homes. • Run a community based recovery course for women. •Develop links with other agencies and joint work with a range of services e.g. Police, to ensure that women have the necessary information and resources to remain safe. •Provide domestic abuse training and talks to local organisations and community groups. •Organise events and displays in community venues and distribute publicity materials that raise awareness of domestic abuse and the support available within the local community. •Participate in local, regional and national strategic partnerships aimed at reducing domestic abuse, raising awareness and developing good practice. •Recruit, train and support volunteers from the local community to support women outreach basis. Our aim is to empower women to live their lives free from abuse. Our total for the outreach programme for 2009-2010 is £54k