Agency Referrals

Independent domestic violence advocate IDVA


Shantona Independent Domestic Advisors/advocates (IDVA) role is to support victims/survivors of domestic abuse or violence. Victims/survivors must be at medium - high risk of serious harm from intimate partners, or family members. We carry out risk management/safety planning and help them navigate the criminal justice process.

  • Tailored support plans and initial assessment

  • Support and discuss available options

  • Feeling safe and supported

  • The IDVA will also act as the victim’s voice in a multi-agency risk assessment conference – MARAC

  • Feel empowered to take control of their lives, living in safety free from abuse and fear

  • 1:1 support

  • DV Support Group (Stepping Forward) – Every Tuesday 10 – 12pm term-time only

  • Healthy relationship sessions (According to Individual needs)

  • Support is tailored to individual survivors’ needs

  • Advocating on behalf of service users

How to register

You can call and speak to someone for advice prior to referring staff will be happy to guide you through our simple procedure.

Self-referral via the Shantona website –  get support

Agency referrals via the shantona website –  agency referral

For agency referrals you will need to contact Shantona for a username and password to access the system.

Contact details for more info

Name:  Sabina Rahman

Contact Number: 0113 249712007960508417

Email Address: