Meet The DV-ACT Team
The DV-ACT team have worked together for many years, providing excellent quality expert assessments and verbal evidence to the family courts.
The assessors at DV-ACT are educated to post graduate level from related fields, have at least 10 years' experience as experts in the field of domestic abuse with a proven track record of direct work with victims and perpetrators, academic research and providing expert analysis and assessments to local authorities and the family courts.
With DV-ACT you can be sure that all assessors are truly experts in the field of domestic violence. Full CVs are available upon request.
Domestic violence risk assessment requires particular expertise. It cannot be assumed that professionals such as psychologists, or those with experience in other areas of child protection work, have the specialist knowledge and experience to assess the complex risks to children presented by perpetrators of domestic violence.
In 2012 a coalition of leading Domestic Violence agencies issued guidelines (Guidelines for the commissioning of expert Domestic Violence risk assessments), to assist those commissioning domestic violence assessments to identify an appropriate expert. The guidance provides a list of key competencies (including relevant knowledge and expertise) that all expert assessors need to possess. All DV-ACT assessors possess these competencies.