Domestic and Sexual Abuse Champions Network

The Champions network has been set up to improve community and agency responses to domestic violence and sexual abuse.  It provides training and assistance to enable front line staff to support the lower and medium risk cases not picked up by Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) or specialist Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) or Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) services. The cases of domestic violence/abuse in Cumbria that are referred into the MARAC process or receive support from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor are the tip of the iceberg. Around 500 cases per year are referred to MARAC in Cumbria and the IDVA Services receive around 700-1000 referrals for support.

Three Domestic and Sexual Abuse Champions Networks have been set up in Cumbria in the North, South and West of the County; and they are being coordinated by the Championís Network Coordinator. The area based networks will be supported by Community Safety Managers, the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Business Coordinator and the Let Go Development Worker.

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Champions will be trained and supported to be the link between their agency and the network; to be a conduit for information and to assist their agency to enhance their response to individuals affected by domestic abuse/violence in Cumbria. Champions will meet on a regular basis to add to their knowledge and to build professional relationships.

Champions will have access to:

Local resources, information and campaign material a countywide programme of training

Peer support through the network attendees and meetings

Ongoing support from the Development Worker, Community Safety Partnerships Managers and the Domestic Violence Business Manager

Please contact the network via the Let Go website at http://www.impacthousing.org.uk/domestic-abuse-sexual-violence-champions-networkthis external link will open in a new window

There are Champions Network meetings taking place across the county

 Title  Date  Size
2/02/2016 122k


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