The difference we make

In the last 5 years we have supported over 5,000 individuals across Mansfield and Ashfield. We exist to support survivors of abuse, keep families safe and place children and young people at the heart of everything we do.  

What a difference NIDAS makes:

We know that 100% of our clients feel safer after support and we will continue to develop innovative ways of working to support them.

We secured an additional £1.5M in new investment over the last 5 years to support communities across Mansfield and Ashfield.

All of our funding is used to support children, young people and their families.

We made 1,500 phone calls last year to other agencies and organisations who where supporting an individual

Our core values have given us focus:


We are always inclusive and this year are proud to have driven forward changes in attitudes. The sector is really taking notice of what is happening to children and young people when they are at the centre of the harm.


We have worked hard to address gaps and drive innovative services, finding new ways of working with our community and different ways to approach to our work. One size does not fit all and as an independent, small local provider we can react and respond quickly to changing need.


Being able to better measure the outcomes and impact for our beneficiaries has been a fundamental change for us to improve the quality and future development of our work. The multiple and complex needs that our families face is a key driver to ensure we constantly re assess the way that we work to better meet their needs.

What do children, young people and families say about our services:

“I now know if I was to ever be in a domestic relationship, I will seek help and tell somebody about it.” – College student

“I think these sessions have helped me control my anger, I have more self-esteem, a better understanding of domestic abuse and how it hurts others feelings, and most importantly my relationship with Mum is much better now.” – 14 year old

“I can’t thank the Court IDVA enough for supporting my daughter at our time of need. If they hadn’t picked me up for court I would have been travelling on my own to attend and I’m not 100% sure I would have been able to go through with it. Thank you very much for your kindness and support over the last few months. Without that I wouldn’t have been brave enough to have done it. Your kindness will never be forgotten.” – Parent


How you can access support from us:

If you are a woman looking for support you can contact us by calling 01623 683 250. We will need some information from you to get things started and will do this sensitively either over the phone or in person.

If you are a professional looking for support on a case you can call us on 01623 683 250 and we will be able to support you over the phone If you want to make a referral you will need to complete a referral form (we can e-mail this to you).  Please complete the referral form and e-mail this to us at