Oasis runs a number of services in Kent - read about the services and how to access them by using the navigation bar to the left. Eligibility criteria can be found and both self and agency referrals can be made via the website. If you have any queries you can contact admain@oasisdaservice.org

 

Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs)

IDVAs work with people who are deemed to be at high risk of harm, they can support you with risk management and safety planning. They can also offer legal advice and support for civil and criminal issues.

If your partner is in court for a domestic abuse related crime you might be able to access a Court IDVA via the helpline or your witness care officer. If you are being referred to a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) you should also be referred to an IDVA. 

Our IDVA service works across Kent, IDVAs are available for all victims of domestic violence and abuse, men and women, irrespective of age, race, disability or orientation. You can contact an IDVA at a One Stop Shop, or on the IDVA helpline – 07926 842 183 which is available Monday - Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Professionals can also consult an IDVA if they are unsure about how to proceed with a case. The access routes are:

The IDVAs are delivered in a partnership called the Kent Domestic Abuse Consortium. The consortium is comprised of four organisations working to end domestic abuse in Kent – Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, Choices, Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service and SATEDA.