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App update

NCDVs award winning app has now been updated. NCDV’s online referral system Refer Direct has a mobile app version that has won a number of awards. The 2017 update is now available across all platforms and is available for download. The main changes are increased security and a simpler interface. Download here           

Changes at the top of The National Centre for Domestic Violence

Dr Steve Connor OBE, founder of The National Centre for Domestic Violence, becomes NCDV Chair as the organisation restructures to face today’s challenges. With growing numbers of referrals from the police and other agencies nationally and the ongoing obstacles and threats to access to justice for those needing to protect themselves and their families, NCDV is restructuring to ensure that…read more →

NCDV wins social care award

NCDV have been honored with an award at the Social Care Awards 2017. In recognition of NCDV’s online referral system, Refer Direct, the judges were unanimous that this type of forward thinking in a sector desperately in need of additional funding was delivering not only an excellent resource for agencies and police but also giving speedy protection to victims of…read more →

#breaktheroutine

Today sees the launch of one of the most thought-provoking videos to tackle the issue of domestic abuse in recent years. On average, high-risk victims live with domestic abuse for over two years before getting specialist help. 1.9 million people experienced domestic abuse last year and almost two people a week were killed by their current or former partner ….read more →

NCDV launches ASSIST Process Serving

Serving the order is one of the most important processes in obtaining protection from a non-molestation order. If the order is not served or not served correctly then it affords the victim no protection whatsoever and in some cases could put them in more danger. Orders not served correctly if breached will not be pursued by the CPS, leaving the…read more →

NCDV wins Toast of Surrey award

Now in their eighth year, the awards run by the Surrey Advertiser mark the success of organisations, both large and small, that help give Surrey its reputation for being the engine room that drives the nation. NCDV were nominated for Mental Health and Wellbeing showing continued support of their staff, reducing work related stress and promoting emotional health and well-being in the work…read more →

Equality, diversity and human rights

NCDV takes seriously their obligations on equality, diversity and human rights they do not discriminate in any way ensuring that their services are available to everyone. Part of their monitoring process is to collect data which has traditionally been done as an anonymous feedback form completed by the victim and then returned using a freepost envelope to NCDV. Today sees the launch of their equality,…read more →

Free training

NCDV completes over 2000 free training sessions across the country every year to all agencies and police forces. Training sessions have traditionally been given at the agencies offices to audiences of 3 or more. Over the last year NCDV have hosted a number of large training events that allow the smaller agencies to meet with other agencies and these have been…read more →

app outstrips telephone

For the first time NCDV saw the number of app referrals overtake traditional referrals via the telephone during March. Referrals by the app which is available on the iphone, Android and Windows phones have been increasing every month since its release in 2012 but never has NCDV seen the number outstrip the normal telephone referral channel. Mark Groves Head of Operations…read more →