INTEGRATED DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICE

1 July 2018 Posted by

INTEGRATED DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICE: CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY

Service details and referral guidelines

  

The new, comprehensive, county-wide, Adult, Children and Young People’s Integrated Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence community service, delivered jointly by First Light and Barnardo’s , commences  1st July 2018.

All services are free of charge.

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre and Independent Sexual Violence Advisory services remain the same.

The new Service provides a wide range of education, early intervention and prevention services and expert support for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and their families.  The service includes:

Crisis response

The service offers a single point of contact for domestic abuse in the county and an Independent Domestic Violence Advisory provision.  This includes risk assessment, safety planning, individual advocacy, advice and guidance.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkits for Adults, Children and Young People

The Recovery Toolkits provide a specialist recovery-oriented and programmatic intervention for adult and child survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.  This includes community support groups.

Domestic Abuse Prevention Programme

Domestic abuse prevention programmes will be offered for men and women who display abusive behaviour in their relationships, to increase safety to their non-abusive partners and children.

Therapeutic Services

Therapeutic support is available for adults, children and young people who have either recently experience Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence, or recently concluded their engagement with an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor.  Group-based therapy and Pre-trial counselling will also be available.

How to refer

Telephone: 0300 777 4 777

For professional requiring advice and information prior to making a referral using the online referral form: 01872 241 711

Online referral via the First Light website https://www.firstlight.org.uk/make-a-referral/

Healthy Relationships Schools Programme

Healthy Relationships training is delivered to primary and secondary schools in partnership with Brook supporting education leaders to create whole school approaches and to champion Healthy Relationships as core to their PHSE curriculum.

The programmes are tailored to be age appropriate and aim to equip students with the skills to develop healthy and respectful relationships. Critically, the programme seeks to develop young people as ambassadors for promoting healthy relationships in their school environments as they are best placed to influence long term change.  This service will commence in October 2018.

Enquiries and bookings for Healthy Relationships:

 Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Workforce Development Training

Domestic abuse and sexual violence training packages to suit a wide range of professional needs.  Further information and bookings can be accessed via the following links: 

 A new link to Eventbrite and a full refreshed programme of domestic abuse and sexual violence training will be distributed in the Autumn.

 

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