Following the delivery of a successful pilot and tender application, Calan DVS have been awarded the contract to deliver the High Risk Intervention Service for Bridgend County Borough Council.
This service comprises of two Independent Domestic Violence Advisors and the MARAC* Coordinator for the county.
Working in partnership with South Wales Police, Bridgend County Borough Council, Calan DVS’ integrated domestic abuse service and other agencies, the Team are based within the Assia Suite, in the Bridgend Civic Offices.
Providing support to high risk victims of domestic abuse and their children, this response reduces immediate risk and enables individuals, with specialist support, to maximise their own safety and well-being at the point of crisis and for their future.
Says Rosie Frewin, Calan DVS Regional Development manager for Western Bay, “We have a highly experienced and fully trained team at Calan DVS in Bridgend and are therefore ideally placed to deliver a High Risk Intervention Service for domestic abuse and violence in the area.
“We believe firmly that by taking a multi-agency approach towards the delivery of this crucial servce, we are able to share information and put together a fully co-ordinated safety plan that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.”
Calan DVS is already working the Bridgend Area following a merger in 2015 with Bridgend Women’s Aid and, being awarded the tender for the Domestic Abuse integrated service, has already formed vital relationships with local agencies, delivery support and guidance for domestic abuse victims in the area.
* MARACs (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Coordinators) work with agencies like Calan DVS helping to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse in the UK today. MARAC conferences are voluntary meetings where information on the highest risk cases is shared between local agencies.