Staying Put

Specialist Domestic Violence Advocate Service (IDVA)

The primary aim of the IDVA service is to reduce the number of Domestic Related Homicides; with a focus on high risk clients, supporting them to plan appropriate safety management strategies. These pro-active responses safeguard the service users and their dependents. Part of the role would involve supporting service users to access and navigate through the criminal justice system. We would achieve this aim through the direct provision of Legal Assistance, outreach support, ongoing practical and emotional support and in the provision of specific “target hardening” services to secure the homes of beneficiaries enabling them to remain safely in their own home and community.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116162)




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Staying Put is a Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Charity, it was establihsed in 2001. Staying Put is a diverse and an innovative charity , set up by local strategic partners. To work in partnership with key stakeholders to deliver holistic support services for women living with domestic abuse in the Bradford MDC West Yorkshire. Many organisations focus on encouraging women to flee their home. We are the only service in the district that is able to offer early intervention when women need it the most at the point of separation (when risk is high). Staying Put’s vision is to provide equality of opportunity to victims of domestic abuse. To remove the barriers that prevent women and their children from speaking out and seeking help. Staying Put is achieving this by developing exciting new services that are breaking the mould of traditional service provision in the domestic violence sector. Staying Put believes that without domestic abuse the world would be a better place. Staying Put values are based on a belief in the fundamental human right of women and children to live their lives free from fear, violence and abuse with choices and access to equality of opportunity at every level in their lives. Our needs analysis informs us, in order to reduce repeat victimisation & domestic homicide; service users must receive a consistent support package enabling them to access a range of services including access to legal remedies. Last year we worked with over 1000 families delivering a holistic support services providing immediate response, crisis intervention, emotional support, legal assistance and support, access to children’s work, and referrals to other services.