DVIP achieves Respect re-accreditation

DVIP is delighted to be one of the first organisations to be awarded re-accreditation by Respect.

We successfully demonstrated that we continue to meet the rigorous requirements needed to deliver a Respect accredited service to domestic abuse perpetrators and victims. This means our services and processes are safety led, effectively designed to assess and manage risk and operate within a co-ordinated community response.

For more information about Respect accreditation: http://respect.uk.net/work/work-perpetrators-domestic-violence/accreditation/

Ground-breaking domestic abuse charity and statutory social care partnership nominated for prestigious Children & Young People Now award

 

DVIP and Hackney Children’s Social Care (HCSC) beat a record number of entries from across the UK to be nominated for the 2014 Children & Young People Safeguarding Awards. These awards are the gold standard for everyone working with children and young people.

Together they have developed one of the UK’s first models of multi-agency working between domestic abuse specialists from the voluntary sector and statutory children’s services.

Domestic abuse is prevalent in 50-75% of cases referred to children’s services. The damaging effects of domestic abuse on children are well documented. Accurate, informed thinking and responses around domestic abuse are vital to keeping children safe.

To enhance understanding of the dynamics and effects of domestic abuse, DVIP placed specialist staff within HCSC. These staff work alongside Social Workers to improve the engagement with abusive fathers and safeguarding measures for children. Interventions include providing a programme for perpetrators of domestic abuse to enable them to change their behaviour.

Ben Jamal, Chief Executive of DVIP said “DVIP is convinced that the key to improving the safety of women and children affected by  domestic abuse is close partnership working between specialist domestic abuse agencies and key agencies like children’s services. We are very pleased that our work has been recognised at such a high level”.

“We are delighted that our partnership work with DVIP has been shortlisted for this prestigious award.  It will be a special boost for all our excellent staff who work tirelessly to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic abuse” saidAlan Wood, Director of Hackney Children’s Services.

The results of these keenly contest awards will be revealed at a prestigious ceremony on 20th November. This event will be opened by Children’s minister Edward Timpson.

For further information, please contact: Ben Jamal on  ben@dvip.org

Referrals now open for our new Filial Play Service “Together Time”

A new and innovative family therapy service for enhancing the parent-child bond in the aftermath of domestic abuse

DVIP’s Co-Location Work Recognised as a Good Practice Model by the Government

The Government’s 2014 Action Plan ‘A Call To End Violence Against Women & Girls’ highlights our innovative, integrated model of work with Hackney Children and Young People Services Turn to page 41 Action Plan to read about our co-location model.

National Lottery Awards 2014 Nomination                                  

We’re pleased to announce that DVIP’s Al-Aman project was nominated for the National Lottery Awards 2014 as an example of an excellent National Lottery funded project.

Al-Aman’s work and intersectionality

The HEAR Human Rights and Equalities Network’s recent research project on ‘Intersections’ features our own Al-aman project. The project aims to compile  information on intersectionality including our work supporting Arabic speaking women in London affected by gender based violence.

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