Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) support victims of domestic violence who are at the highest risk of serious injury. Our IDVAs are all accredited and have the experience, skills and knowledge to support clients and help to manage and reduce risk. An IDVA can help with the following:
Creating safety plans and undertaking risk assessments.
Accompanying clients to court.
Supporting clients to give evidence and write victim impact statements.
Specialist substance misuse IDVA.
Assisting clients in increasing security in their property.
Providing emotional support to clients and referring them to counselling or mental health services.
Working with social services on child protection issues