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Domestic Abuse Experts

Children at the heart of domestic abuse practice

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Expert Assessments and Interventions

Working with parents in court proceedings and child protection measures, our experts have many years of experience in providing specialist assessments and bespoke interventions.

Services

Our Services

Family Safety Assessments

Expert Risk and Vulnerability Assessments concerning domestic abuse can be provided. They may be single assessments of the perpetrator or victim, or joint assessments of both parents with a view of the relationship dynamics and risks as a whole.  

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Risk level indicator rating print screen wooden cube block since low to high on blue backg

Psychological Assessments

Assessments of parents' psychological and cognitive functioning, using well-respected and reliable test instruments, can be provided either separately or alongside a Family Safety Assessment.  

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Sex Offender Assessments

Where sexual abuse  is identified as a potential risk to children, an assessment of the risk of sexual harm presented by the perpetrator and the non-offending parent's capacity to protect can be provided. Risk management plans will also be included where an offender has close contact with a family.

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Hands protect children drawn on blackboard with chalk. Concept for International Children'

Programmes

Bespoke domestic abuse interventions are available for parent victims and perpetrators in court proceedings and child protection measures. All programmes are delivered on a one-to-one basis and tailored to meet the needs of the case.

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Providing Clarity

Our expert assessments offer clarity and insight into the dynamics of abuse and ongoing risks within the family, including a professional and realistic opinion on specific issues of concern and the sources of risk.

A Child Centred Approach

Regardless of the type of assessment or intervention delivered, the safety and wellbeing of the child is paramount.

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Relevant Expertise

Our independent experts have many years' experience in the field and in the family courts as specialists and expert witnesses.

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Within Children's Timescales

We have a professional reputation for providing assessments on time and within budget. 

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Accessible Sessions

The use of video calling for one-to-one sessions and assessments breaks down many practical barriers to parents' attendance. 

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Man Using a Tablet

Our Values

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Moving Complex Cases Forward

DVACT-PAI specialises in complex cases with assessments designed to help move cases forward with clear recommendations for risk management and realistic views on the prognosis for change via treatment.

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