• Claire Verney

How Can DV-ACT Support You This Year?

DV-ACT are proud to work with social workers and solicitors across the UK, helping them to keep children safe from domestic and sexual abuse.

With recent figures showing domestic abuse to be the most common factor in child protection plans, it is clear that children’s services will continue to come under pressure to keep children safe from domestic abuse in 2020.

DV-ACT is here to assist social workers in making the best decisions for these families. Our experts can help where domestic abuse is a concern by:

  • Providing expert assessments on perpetrators and victims at any stage of the case, which move intractable cases forward and provide clarity on issues such as whether the couple have separated or who the primary perpetrator is. We specialise in complex cases and have a professional reputation of completing assessments on time and within budget.

  • Delivering expert training on domestic abuse, including how to work with affected families, how to assess risk and working with vulnerability and distorted attachment.

  • Offering consultations to individuals and teams including casework supervision, and project and programme development.

  • Providing a bespoke 5 week 1:1 vulnerability programme to help mothers who are at risk of having children removed to make realistic changes quickly.

The experts at DV-ACT have at least 10 years’ experience in the field and are available to provide services across the UK.

Contact us to see how our expertise can help you this year.

About Us

DV-ACT are a team of domestic abuse experts, available throughout the UK, who provide assessments, consultancy and training to local authorities and the family courts. Our experts have decades of experience working directly with domestic abuse perpetrators and victims, as specialist assessors and as expert witnesses in the family courts.

​DV-ACT was formed with the aim of using our expertise to - help safeguard children from domestic abuse, support referrers and provide an expert service.