Leading Lights Accreditation

Families First Bedfordshire are feeling extremely proud, and excited to share their fantastic news of being the first organisation in the country to achieve Leading Lights accreditation for their community based group work programmes for victims of Domestic Abuse.

Leading Lights is an accreditation programme which recognises and rewards good and safe practice in community based domestic abuse services across the UK. The programme offers services, partner agencies and commissioners; a set of standards for supporting victims of domestic abuse through a risk led response, and is designed to ensure that survivors of domestic violence receive the same level of service, regardless of where they are in the country.

The programme covers the core aspects of running a community based domestic abuse service – from case management to strategy and governance – offering guidance to the entire service team. Organisations demonstrate their commitment to supporting good and safe practice by meeting the Leading Lights standards.