History

 

History

2001 – A successful bid of £445,000 was accepted by the Home Office Crime Reduction Programme to fund the pilot Staying Put project until March 2002.

This initially provided a district-wide helpline and direct support work to women experiencing domestic abuse who wished to remain in their own homes.

2008 – We extend our service to male victims via our IDVA service.

2017 – Staying Put became a parent charity to Domestic Violence Services. 

2018 – We developed Affordable Legal Services @ Staying Put, which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and offers legal services to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse across West Yorkshire who are not eligible for legal aid.

2019 – Staying Put became part of the Bradford Survive & Thrive Consortium together with WomenCentre & Family Action, with a One Front Door free helpline.

2020 – After three successful years, in October 2020 the boards of DVS and Staying Put agreed to merge.

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0808 2800 999

Open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4:30pm (closed for half an hour lunch at 1pm)
Our helpline is completely free and confidential, and the call will not show up on itemised bills.

Your donations will enable us to help many more survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Latest news, blogs and jobs

Domestic Violence Helpline Team Leader

Do you have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and have previously supported a team in a team leader role? We want to hear from you! Closing date: 21st June 2021 We are looking for someone to join our helpline team to help support and guide the...

Accommodation Manager

We are looking for a Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Accommodation Manager to look after all of our accommodation services, including 4 refuges across Bradford and Keighley. Closing date: Thursday 27th May 2021   The prime objectives for this role are: To...

Accommodation Housekeeper

We are looking for a part-time accommodation housekeeper to look after two of our refuges. Closing date: 26th May 2021   The prime objectives for this role are: Cleaning and maintaining Staying Put’s refuge accommodation sites, making sure that they meet...