Western Domestic Violence Partnership [WDVP]
The Western Trust works in partnership with others through the Western Domestic Violence Partnership [WDVP] to ensure that all organisations with an interest in tackling domestic violence are working together with common objectives to have the maximum impact in the Western area.
WDVP Mission: Create a collaborative, committed multi-agency partnership where the needs of domestic abuse victims are heard and where individuals and agencies come together regularly to generate positive action to eliminate domestic violence from our communities.
The Western Domestic Violence Partnership includes representation from diverse directorates within the Trust, the Police Service Northern Ireland, Women’s Aid, Men’s Action Network, the Housing Executive, NSPCC, Barnardos, The Western Education and Library Board, the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, the Public Prosecution Service and other local agencies and organisations.
If you seek assistance in relation to domestic and sexual abuse please contact the 24 Hour Regional Helpline – 0800 917 1414.
Western Domestic Violence Partnership Information Leaflet
Western Trust Domestic Violence Partnership
Working together to generate positive action to eliminate domestic violence and abus from our communities
The Western Domestic Violence Partnership (WDVP) was set up in 2008 to create a collaborative, committed multi-agency partnership where the needs of domestic violence and abuse victims are heard and where individuals and agencies come together regularly to generate positive action to eliminate domestic violence and abuse from our communities.
The aims of the Western Domestic Violence Partnership reflect those set out in the regional strategy i.e.
- To improve services and support for all victims of domestic violence.
- To develop and deliver a high quality coordinated multi-agency response to domestic violence and abuse.
- To further increase and develop awareness generally about domestic violence and the measures in place to help victims.
- To educate children and young people and the wider public that domestic violence and abuse is wrong and is unacceptable and to enable them to make informed choices.
- To hold perpetrators/abusers accountable and provide interventions for their behaviour.
Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of the WDVP are defined by the shared purpose and key requirements set out in the Tackling Violence At Home Strategy.
- Ensure that they involve in their partnerships representatives of all relevant agencies in their localities, including community safety partnerships, to take forward the strategy on a corporate basis.
- Adopt Regional Good Practice Guidelines and Standards.
- Contribute to the development and evaluation of regional initiatives within the local Partnership area.
- Develop local initiatives in line with the strategy’s aims.
- Work with each other, with all the relevant agencies and with the Regional Steering Group to implement the strategy.
- Promote equality of opportunity for all in accessing domestic violence and abuse services.
- Inform and be informed by the operational work of the WDVP sub groups.
- Delegate appropriate tasks to the sub groups.
The WDVP has four subgroups: Prevention and Early Intervention, Protection and Justice, Support and Training and Development. These subgroups work to address specific initiatives relating to domestic violence and abuse. They have a diverse membership and are open to any individual or group/organisation who wish to join its’ subgroups.
If you wish to become a member of WDVP or any of its subgroups, or would like any information about it please contact:
WHSC Trust, Units 14-16, Glendermott Valley Business Park, Church Brae, BT47 3QR
Tel: 028 71 321128
- 24hr Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0800 917 1414
- Childline 0800 11 11
- Action on Elder Abuse Helpline 0808 808 8141
- Respect Helpline 0845 122 8609