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Registered Charity No: 1094696
Domestic Violence Support Service for Men & Women
Abuse may include physical or sexual violence, threats, control, manipulation, humiliation, stalking or other forms of domestic or relationship abuse.
Initial Assessments collects individual contact information, and identifies whether a person is a victim or a perpetrator or both. It records forms of abuse and considers who may be affected and evalustes risk. Where risk is more serious it may result in a referral for Multi Agency Risk Assesment Conference - (MARAC).
We ask for a signed authority at Initial Assesment permitting us to share confidential information, subject to informing the individual first where practicable. We always make clear where, for legal reasons information may have to be shared.
Information sharing may be required where there are safeguarding issues concerning children or vulenerable adults; there is concern that a person may harm themselves or others; or we become aware of an offence of monet laundering, terrorism, responsibility for fatal traffic accident or an offence of a similarly serious nature.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation. We aim to ensure that no person is treated less favourably (either directly or indirectly) on account of any of the 'protected characteristics' consisting of age, disability,gender, or gender reasignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, or belief of a similar nature, sex or sexual orientation.