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Safer Wales - Women's Safety Unit

Last updated: 14/10/2021
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What we do

Safer Wales Women's Safety Unit aims to increase the safety of victims of domestic abuse and their children, keeping them if possible in their own homes. The WSU provides an Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisory (IDSVA), Service for female victims of domestic/sexual violence in relation to both intimate/ex-intimate partner abuse.

The IDSVA service will prioritise high risk victims of domestic/sexual abuse. A risk assessment will be carried out by the IDSVA who will then use the information gathered to provide an appropriate service and saftety measures to reduce the risk of harm and increase victim safety. This will involve working within a multi-agency framework and accessing services from other key statutory/non-statutory agencies, such as Criminal Justice Agencies, Health and Social Services. This also includes other services within Safer Wales.