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Outreach - 07890 456907
IDVA - 07483 159153

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IDVA

Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy

The Buckinghamshire IDVA Service is an independent, professional and confidential countywide service hosted by Wycombe Women’s Aid (who cover High Wycombe & South Bucks) and Aylesbury Women’s Aid (who cover Aylesbury Vale and the Chilterns).

IDVAs provide crisis support and information for high or medium cases of domestic violence.  They can offer:

Advocacy

  • Information on legal options and/or support through the court process
  • Liaison with other agencies (such as housing, Police, solicitors)
  • Advice and information about options to improve safety
  • Information on rights concerning housing and the legal process
  • Support in developing a Personal Safety Plan and Action Plan
  • Support to attend meetings and court
  • Help to stay in your own home

IDVAs offer short-term crisis intervention for a limited time period before signposting to other agencies (such as Wycombe Women’s Aid Outreach service, CAB, Drug & Alcohol agencies) for continued management of risk level.

Please note that the IDVA service is NOT an emergency response service.  If your situation is an emergency, please telephone the Police – 999

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Referrals

Referrals will be accepted from individuals and statutory or voluntary agencies.  For more information or to make a referral please contact the IDVA team on 07483 159153 or use our contact us page

Agency referrals only – a DASH form must be completed prior to referral to ensure an individual is medium or high risk

Testimonials

“To have the support of the IDVA at solicitor appointments and listening to my fears about going to court was brilliant and really helped me”

“I feel so much stronger and I have got my fight back. I couldn’t have done it without the support from the IDVA – I was so lucky to have her. I nearly walked out of court, but with her support I stayed and stood up to my ex”

“It was a very positive experience and I think WWA does a fantastic job. WWA suggested that I get a civil injunction and supported me to do so – now that I have it I feel a lot safer. My worker was calming, understood, was empathic and spoke so nicely to me. It was a relief and a change and so good to hear that I didn’t have to put up with it and it wasn’t my fault”

“It was the only service that understood and helped me to make sense of it all. I was given numbers and support at court and I was helped to get back on track with my life. I felt that I was not on my own. I was supported around how to socially interact again and how to be human again. I wasn’t made to feel stupid”

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Events

  • September 28, 2017 10:00 amThe Freedom Programme - The Effects on Children (Part 1)
  • September 29, 2017 10:00 amCoffee Morning
  • October 4, 2017 10:00 amOpen Door Drop In
  • October 5, 2017 10:00 amThe Freedom Programme - The Headworker
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