Decision details

New post within Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) Team

Decision Maker: Director of Children’s Services – Merlin Joseph

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This decision is to agree the esablishment of a new post with a resposibility for coordinating and delivering training for staff working with children and families where there is domestic abuse.
The Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) Team works with victims of domestic abuse and their families where there is a high level of risk. There has been an increase in referrals to the service year on year since 2013 when the service was established.
This post is being created to support the multi-agency workforce in their understanding of, and responses to, domestic abuse through a comprehensive training offer.
It is a key piece of work in the Ofsted Improvement Plan and this post will be pivotal in building capacity across the workforce to respond to domestic abuse.
The post holder will coordinate and deliver training through the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), and will also deliver bespoke training sessions to teams on all aspects of domestic abuse, including information about immigration status, the law and the range of protection orders available to victims.
The post holder will be required to be a qualified and experienced IDVA.


RESOLVED - To establish a new post within the IDVA Team.

Reasons for the decision:

Option A - Do not establish the post.
Option B - Establish the post.

Alternative options considered:

Option A - Do not establish the post.

Publication date: 01/07/2019

Date of decision: 24/06/2019

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