Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
Cambridgeshire 2017 Guidance
This guidance document explains the national and local context; gives good practice guidance on how to work with domestic abuse in our families; gives the practices we are using - the DVRIM, DASH and the AVA Complicated Matters toolkit as well as a list of local and national resources.
The Wisbech Locality AVA Group is a domestic violence awareness peer mentoring programme. The aim of the group is to explore and understand Domestic Violence in its entirety and the effect this has on all victims especially concentrating their effects on young people’s relationships. They did this by exploring gender roles in society and how these influence their feelings on domestic violence and the subsequent possible acceptance of certain behaviour in relationships being seen as normal or appropriate. The group, which consists of 14 young people both male and female ages 15-18, presented their presentation and DVD at the Queen Mary Centre on the 25th September in order to share their learning around unhealthy relationships and hoped to impress on professionals and others that it can happen to anyone at any time. See the DVD here.
The Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) provide an independent service offering crisis (short term) intervention and support to high risk victims. The information leaflet contains further details.