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First Light and Barnardo’s are working in partnership to provide the integrated Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This service has been commissioned by the Safer Cornwall Partnership and offers a range of early intervention, prevention, therapy and recovery programmes to children, young people and adults affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

All aspects of the service are free at the point of delivery. We believe that ending abuse is everybody’s business which is why we offer professionals advice and training. If you are working with someone who you think would benefit from our services, you can make a referral to us.

Included in the service

The integrated service approach is made up of the following programmes:

This integrated service is available throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The programmes and interventions are delivered across a range of geographic settings and based on best practice multi-disciplinary ‘think family’ and ‘trauma-informed’ approaches, therapeutic interventions, developmental group work, outreach services and drop-in provisions.

When referring a client, if you would like to send us a completed DASH form, please email it to [email protected].

DASH risk assessment forms can be downloaded from the Safe Lives website here.

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Guide for professionals

July 14th, 2020

Social Care Institute for Excellence have developed a quick guide with Respect and SafeLives to provide practical ideas for social care professionals about the impact on domestic violence and abuse as lockdown eases. Click here to read. For information for professionals here.

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Live Web Chat

June 4th, 2020

We have launched a Live Web Chat Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00   This is available on saferfutures.org.uk and firstlight.org.uk.   Huge thanks to Cornwall Community Foundation who have kindly funded this project meaning we can potentially reach more people who are in need of advice and support. 

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Safe Spaces

May 4th, 2020

A SAFE SPACE FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. UK SAYS NO MORE has teamed up with Boots UK to launch Safe Spaces in their pharmacies across the UK. People affected by domestic abuse will be able to access the consultation rooms in Boots UK pharmacies, where they will be able to […]

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