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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.

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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Christmas opening hours

December 8th, 2020

Please note our Christmas opening hours for 2020: Thursday 24th December 2020 – Christmas Eve 09:00 – 14:00 Friday 25th December 2020 – Christmas Day CLOSED Saturday 26th December 2020 – Boxing Day CLOSED Sunday 27th December 2020 CLOSED Monday 28th December 2020 – Bank Holiday CLOSED Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:00 – 14:00 Wednesday […]

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Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Car trial starts in Cornwall

October 21st, 2020

Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Car trial starts in Cornwall Devon & Cornwall Police have partnered with First Light and have begun trialling a new approach to enhance support for the most high-risk domestic abuse victims across Cornwall The dedicated unmarked vehicle will see an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and a plain clothes police officer deployed […]

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