IDVA (independent domestic violence advisors) and Outreach service:
- The main purpose of the community service team is to address the safety of victims, who are at risk of harm from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members to secure their safety and the safety of their children. Serving as a victim’s primary point of contact, IDVAs and Outreach Workers normally work with their clients from the point of crisis to assess the level of risk, discuss the range of suitable options and develop safety plans.
- This support is available to anyone over the age of 16years old, regardless of gender or sexuality.
- The IDVA and Outreach service provides confidential and non-judgemental support, where our clients are treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity. Their aim is to protect, encourage and empower victims to ensure their needs, views and wishes are heard. They help victims free themselves from abusive relationships, safeguard their needs and assist them to lead independent lives which are free from abuse.
- An IDVA holds high-risk cases
- An outreach worker holds standard and medium risk cases.
Young Person’s IDVA:
- Young people experience the highest rates of domestic abuse of any age group.
- The Young Person’s IDVA specialises in working with young adults aged between 16-25. This will involve working alongside key agencies, youth services and communities to improve their awareness of domestic abuse as it impacts on young people.
Weekly Drop in’s at local colleges:
New College- 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12.30- 14.00
Swindon College 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 14.00-15.30
Please contact Kristy on 07525913430 for further details.
- This role also supports healthy relationship education in schools and colleges.
Young Person domestic
- Do you feel nervous around your boyfriend, girlfriend or partner?
- Do you often do things to please them, rather than yourself?
- Do they regularly check your phone or force you to show them your social media accounts?
- Do they prevent you from going out or spending time with the people you want to?
- Are you scared to disagree with them?
- Do you ever feel pressured when it comes to sex?
If you feel the answer is yes to any of these questions you may be in an abusive relationship and you might want to give us a call on 01793 610610 for some free advice and support.