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 click here.
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.
Alan Wood, Director of Hackney Children’s Services said:
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.
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.
We’re pleased to announce that our Al-Aman project was nominated for the National Lottery Awards 2014 as an example of an excellent National Lottery funded project.