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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.

How the NCDV service can help you

» 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.

NCDV Training

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. Examples of these are:

» 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.”


What people say about our trainers…..

I just wanted to express my thanks for this training, led by Karen Payne. It was one of the best training days I have attended in a long while. Karen’s presentation was simple and direct, without too much reliance on the dreaded power point! It really was a very useful morning.

Kind regards Marianne, Social Worker MOD

Thank you again for another great presentation.  The class as usual enjoyed your presentation and found it very informative.

Claire Northants Police

Just a quick email to say thank you for the input.  The shift were very complimentary with the delivery and information given.

Staffordshire Police

Every officer in the force should have this training

Colin Targett   Thames Valley Police

I have to say ASSIST is one of the most useful systems I’ve come across and I use it all the time since your presentation.

Nina Northants Police

Thanks for this morning Mick…genuinely informative.

I like to think I know quite a bit in my role and whilst I have experience of all the different types of orders, I wasn’t aware of the speed that you turn them around and also  I had no idea whatsoever about the existence of “Assist”, and it appears nobody else did.

Thanks again   Ed  Derbyshire Police

Just a quick note thanking you for the presentation today.

The feedback has been good with officers quoting ‘actually very informative’ ‘I was surprised they can do all that’ and ‘certainly  consider referring victims in future’

West Midlands Police

I found the training this morning from the National Centre for Domestic Violence extremely useful in the fact that we have somewhere to refer victims to where we know that the victim will be contacted. It is an action  that can be taken very quickly whilst the caller is on the phone and does not require lots of information to make the referral. It was helpful to understand the processes behind the referral and the possible outcomes for the victim as well as knowledge about the financial implications as well. I think that when we speak to people experiencing domestic abuse, they are usually in a place where they would like some help and the NCDV can offer that help very quickly rather than using signposting in the hope that the victim will self-refer.

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Contact training today.