What is an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

IDVAs provide emotional and practical advice, guidance and support to help victims and their families to become and remain safe.

They will seek ways to empower victims to make positive safe choices and they will liaise with other professionals on their behalf.

An IDVA's support might include guidance through a court process, help to access safe accommodation or advocating on behalf of the victim.

How we can help?

PKS are able to offer support to victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse/violence. 

Our Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) are trained to work with those at high-risk of serious harm. 

IDVAs provide victims of domestic abuse with a tailored and person-centered safety and support plan to protect victims and their families from abusive behaviour. This includes, but is not limited to, immediate risk assessment, safety planning, advocacy, emotional support and empowerment. 

All of our workers are experienced in supporting Local Authorities and working with children and families.