How We Can Help You

How we can help you

The NCDV team hope to be your partner in the domestic violence field. We believe our specialised injunction service can benefit other service providers as much as the people we help and, to that end, look forward to forming close working relationships with our partners in the field.

We respect and seek the knowledge and advice of other agencies working in the domestic violence field. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to enhance our working relationship with you or the service we offer more generally.

Use our free emergency injunction service for helping clients obtain protection

It really couldn’t be more straight-forward to make a referral to NCDV. We will keep you updated throughout the injunction process and explain all the steps being taken. Our caring, hard-working operational team will be happy to answer any questions or chase matters up on your behalf.

Access our free injunction information to better advise clients
NCDV has provided a simple and accessible introduction to the relevant domestic violence legislation in the Are you suffering DV section of this website. We hope both clients and service providers alike will access this information to quickly grasp the basics. The quick guide to emergency injunctions has proven particularly useful for those with little time to spare.

Free literature for helping advertise and explain our service to clients and colleagues
Its quick and easy to order brochures, cards and posters from NCDV.
The National Centre for Domestic Violence has a team of dedicated specialist trainers located around the country. They provide bespoke in-house training to the police and support agencies, free of charge.

This 45 minute training includes:
  • How NCDV can help survivors of Domestic Violence.
  • The Cross Government definition of Domestic Abuse.
  • The three emergency injunctions that NCDV specialises in obtaining, namely Non Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders. The training includes victim application criteria i.e. who can apply and when.
  • How the three orders compare with Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) and Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs).
  • How to refer victims to NCDV and how the feedback loop provides victims and third party referrers with updates.
  • The role of Legal Aid and options for victims who aren’t eligible for public funding.
  • The case building, court and service process.
  • The Police ASSIST database that contains copies of the injunctions.
NCDV delivers training to many police forces across the country including
  • The Metropolitan Police
  • West Midlands Police
  • Derbyshire
  • Cheshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Merseyside
  • Northamptonshire
  • West Mercia Police
  • Warwickshire
  • Leicestershire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Surrey
  • Hampshire
  • Thames Valley
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Sussex
  • Essex
  • Kent
Once trained, officers and police staff have a clearer understanding of NCDV’s role in helping to protect victims of Domestic Violence from further abuse.

If you are a police officer or a support agency who would like to receive this free training contact training today

A study by Thames Valley Police (March 2018) regarding the effectiveness of DVPO’s concluded in it’s initial recommendation: “A process should be considered whereby the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) are automatically notified by police of a DVPO being granted so that there is no delay in obtaining a Non-molestation order provided the victim consents.”

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