Introduction – Lindsay Harris, ND&SVP Co-ordinator
The Northern Domestic and Sexual Violence Partnership (NDSVP) is a multi-
agency partnership comprised of local statutory and voluntary organisations which provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and/or abuse. Collectively we are tasked by the Regional Steering Group on domestic and sexual violence to deliver an action plan against the Government’s “Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland’ strategy.
It is well known that many people who live with Domestic or sexual Abuse, struggle to access the type of support and services best suited to their individual needs. We also know that individuals, communities and organisations need additional information to help them recognise signs of domestic and/or sexual abuse and to signpost individuals to the right support.
With this in mind we have developed ‘The Bigger Picture’ – a resource manual which outlines and signposts to a wide range of services and support available to people living with domestic or sexual abuse in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) area.
It is our overarching aim that through effectiv
e partnership working we can improve the lives of individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence and/or abuse living in our area.