BAWSO offers advice and information service for BME men experiencing domestic abuse from partners and family members. We also provide information on available support services.
Floating support is provided to BME to men within a family set up to help the families manage their accommodation and live independently and inclusively in the community. The service is specifically aimed to provide assistance to vulnerable people in need of help to sustain stable tenancies and home-owner agreements.
We work in partnership with various other relevant agencies to assist people to maintain their tenancies and empower them to lead independent living.
Independent Domestic Violence Advocate Project (IDVA)
The focus of the IDVA project is to give a premium service to high risk clients. The role of the Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) is to advise and support the client and to ensure their increased safety.
Serving as a victim's primary point of contact, IDVA's normally work with their clients from the point of crisis, to assess the level of risk, discuss the range of suitable options and develop safety plans. They are pro-active in implementing the plans, which address immediate safety, including practical steps to enable victims to protect themselves and their children, as well as longer-term solutions. IDVA's will Represent their clients at the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and help implement safety plans which will include actions from the MARAC as well as sanctions and remedies available through the criminal and civil courts, housing options and services available through other organisations. IDVA's support and work over the short- to medium-term to put victims on the path to long-term safety.
The project works within a multi agency framework to provide the most effective service for victims of domestic abuse;promotes a coordinated response,and works to improve policies,procedures of all partner agencies.
Other domestic abuse services for men in the UK
Dynwales gives support to men who are experiencing Domestic abuse from a partner. The project runs a confidential helpline: 0808 801 0321
Mensadviceline Line is a free phone, confidential helpline for men who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence from their partners or ex-partners and available for people living in England and Wales. The helpline number is:0808 801 0327
They offer emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services and focuses on increasing the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and reduce the risk.
Bawso provides outreach support to both male and female victims of Human Trafficking through our Diogel Project.