Independent Domestic Violence Advocate


The Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) provides practical and emotional support to individuals who are living in the community and have been assessed as being at very high risk of further Stalking, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

The IDVA’s work across Hampshire only¬†in a multi-agency setting and provide a range of options to improve safety and reduce risk. All interventions are designed with safety as central.

They provide:

  • Information
  • Support
  • Risk management
  • Crisis interventions
  • Court support
  • Safety planning
  • Advocacy – will be the voice of the victim/survivor at meetings putting forward their views and feelings regarding their situation
For further information please contact:

You First Hampshire Integrated Stalking, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Service

Telephone: 0800 916 9878