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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.

May 2021 update

June 2nd, 2021

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light CEO Dear supporter I thought I would take this opportunity to provide an insight into First Light over the last twelve months. Having to navigate a global pandemic whilst also trying to maintain services at a particularly crucial time has been far from easy. But despite all that, […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

February 11th, 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 From 1-7 February, 2021, Children’s Mental Health Week will be exploring the theme Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you […]

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January 2021 update

January 27th, 2021

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light CEO Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021. I have to be honest the year has not had the best of starts for so many reasons. Tighter restrictions on mixing over Christmas and New Year followed by a third national lockdown brought with it a 50% + increase […]

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