Blog Article | 13 June 2016

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership.

CPDASV_logo_WhiteBkg (3)UK SAYS NO MORE is proud to partner with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership is made up of key agencies in the county that have a role in preventing, and providing services and support to survivors of, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

The key aim of the Partnership is to “reduce the harm, risks and costs associated with domestic abuse and sexual violence and to prevent these crimes occurring across Cambridgeshire.”

The Partnership is responsible for a number of key services including:

  • Commissioning of refuge places in Cambridgeshire for women fleeing domestic abuse
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service (IDVAs)
    IDVAs offer crisis support to victims of domestic abuse including talking through options, helping to make safety plans for victims and any children, and providing support and advocacy through the criminal justice system.

The Young Person’s IDVA works with young people under the age of 18 who are in, or have been in, an intimate or emotional relationship with a partner of whom they are afraid or have concerns regarding abusive, controlling or violent behaviour. The partner may be of any age or gender.  The young person must consent to the referral.

  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

ISVAs provide support to adult survivors of sexual violence and abuse (either current or historical).  We also have Young Persons ISVA who works with children aged 0-19 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  The ISVAs are based at the local Rape Crisis Centres.

  • Awareness raisingIncluding posters, leaflets, and amonthly Violence Against Women and Girls Newsletter giving professionals the low down on national and local initiatives, campaigns, laws, guidance and news articles from the sector

The partnership also have materials in Easy Read aimed at adults with learning disabilities and people with literacy issues.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership work with local schools to provide Healthy Relationships sessions in partnership with specialist organisations

  • Training

The partnership also have a range of free training for professionals working at all levels, including a 30 minute basic awareness e-learning course that is available on their website.

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Learn more about Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership.



Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?

Please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager at Hestia.

You can contact Lyndsey by email at or by phone at 020 7378 3170.

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