We offer quality support to those identified as high risk of domestic abuse in the Blackpool area. The support we offer is focused on the safety of the service user, their children and any others at risk, in accordance with the CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse) principles.
What support do we provide?
• Safety planning specific to individual circumstances.
• Support and information regarding criminal justice processes.
• Information and support regarding your options available.
• Information and support regarding other issues including; - housing options - health/mental health services - drug and alcohol services - accessing refuge accommodation - support to attend court
• Accessing services which may enhance safety.
"I had great help from my adviser and am grateful for the support. They have given me loads of confidence and I feel so much safer in myself and for my son."
IDVA Service User
Who can access the service?
Both men and women who live in the Blackpool area and are high risk of domestic violence can be referred to the IDVA service. However only cases that have been risk assessed as high risk and referred onto MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) will be accepted by the IDVA service.
We do not accept self referrals for this service.
How do you get referred to an IDVA?
Professionals from any agency can refer to us, however they need to link with their MARAC representative. When referring a case to MARAC appropriate referals will be passed on to the IDVA service simultaneously.
Last updated: April 2013
If you are unsure about how the process works or how to proceed with a particular case then we are happy to offer advice and support. Please phone 01253 405959 and select option 2 to speak to a member of the IDVA team.