The WAIS Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA’s) support high risk female survivors of domestic abuse, whose partners are being prosecuted for offenses against them and who are going through Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs).
The IDVAs work with women in Nottingham City and South Nottinghamshire offering support both, before, during and after court. IDVAs can attend pre-hearings, carry out safety planning, help women through the criminal justice system and investigate civil remedies. The IDVA’s can also signpost to other agencies for further help including counselling.
Even after the relationship has ended, the abuse can continue and women may be in more danger. The IDVAS can offer support to ensure women are fully aware of their options.
Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)
The MARACs are fortnightly meetings, chaired by the Police which bring together agencies, such as probation, police, health, children’s services, education and welfare, alcohol and drug agencies and WAIS. The aim of the MARAC is to prevent further harm to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
All MARAC cases are referred to the IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) team at WAIS.
The IDVA's support is delivered in partnership with many agencies including the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
For more information telephone 0115 947 5257or email firstname.lastname@example.org