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Safeguarding children from domestic abuse with expert assessments consultancy and training

 

Our Services

Assessments

We provide expert domestic abuse assessments for children's services and the family courts. Completed on both perpetrators and victims, our assessments can be used in court and are noted for providing clarity and for helping to move complex and difficult cases forward, with treatment options and realistic risk management strategies.

Treatment Programmes

DV-ACT experts deliver one to one domestic abuse treatment programmes for vulnerable Mothers whose children are in child protection measures/ proceedings and also motivational work for perpetrators who are not suitable for a group work programme due to denial/ minimisation.

Consultancy

DV-ACT experts use their decades of experience in the field to assist professionals working with families experiencing domestic abuse. We offer consultations to individuals and teams including casework supervision, and programme and project development.

Training

Our expert training focuses on developing practical skills for professionals working in domestic abuse. We offer bespoke packages including how to work with affected families, how to assess risk and working with vulnerability and distorted attachment.

Safeguarding Children in Care Proceedings

DV-ACT experts have worked for many years to provide independent assistance to the family court and work alongside legal professionals to help keep children safe from domestic and sexual abuse. This is how we are different:

A child-centred approach - Regardless of the type of report that is completed, the safety of the child is the main consideration in the forming of all of our assessments.

We move cases forward swiftly - Our reports provide clarity in areas of risk, specialising in complex cases, we can help move cases on with realistic views on treatment and risk management within the children's timescales. 

Experienced expert witnesses with relevant expertise  - All of our assessments can be used in court, our experts have many years' experience in the field and in the family courts as specialists and expert witnesses.

Independent - DV-ACT is an independent organisation with all work completed on a spot purchase basis.

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About dvact

About Us

DV-ACT are a team of domestic abuse experts, available throughout the UK, who have worked in the domestic abuse sector for many years. 

Our assessors have decades of experience in the family court arena, both as specialist assessors and as expert witnesses. Our assessors are all educated to post graduate level and have at least ten years’ experience of specialist direct work with domestic abuse perpetrators and victims.

DV-ACT was formed with the aim of using our expertise to help safeguard children from abuse, this is at the heart of everything that we do.

What

people say

Local Authority Solicitor

“It (the assessment) supported the Local Authority's case with an expert view of the domestic abuse and confirmed our original concerns and assessment of the risks”

Local Authority Solicitor

“It (the assessment) supported the Local Authority's case with an expert view of the domestic abuse and confirmed our original concerns and assessment of the risks”

 

Contact Us

DV-ACT Ltd

info@dvact.org

Tel: 020 3967 8368

Mob: 07378 423587

Address: 71 - 75 Shelton Street 

London WC2 H9JQ UK

Reg: 11379215

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