About us

The Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership brings agencies together to tackle violence against women. 

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Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership

Please click on the links below to find out more about the Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership and the work that we do. 

Working in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals across Dundee we raise awareness of violence against women and help develop approaches to support women, children and young people, challenge perpetrators and work towards preventing violence against women.

We aim:

To facilitate a co-ordinated, cross-disciplinary approach to providing such services, including the exchange of information among services

To identify and share examples of best practice for providing support and information to women, children, young people and perpetrators

To raise awareness amongst professionals and members of the public about the scale and impact of violence against women and the services available to women, children, young people and perpetrators.

To involve women, children and young people in the work of the partnership and in developing services.

To link to national work on tackling violence against women and to co-ordinate local action to support such work.

To develop a comprehensive performance monitoring framework to manage and evaluate progress towards these aims

 

Structure

The DVAWP recently reviewed the way in which it organises its work in order to streamline activities and support as many partners as possible to be actively involved in work relevant to them. This has resulted in the removal of all of the Partnership's original standing groups except from the Strategy Group. Other issues and tasks are now addressed by the establishment of short-life task groups as and when required.

The Strategy Group is responsible for ensuring a co-ordinated and consistent approach to violence against women across Dundee.

Diagram of our structure

 

 

Members

Our members are:

 

Plans

The partnership works to a plan agreed to by all members.  This links directly with Dundee’s housing, integrated children's services, community safety, community justice and alcohol and drug strategies.

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Projects

The Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership has lead a range of different projects in Dundee and across Tayside. You can find out more about this work below.

Prevention work pilot

We are working with young people to increase understanding of domestic abuse.  Our prevention work pilot has taken us into nine Dundee secondary schools, working closely with teachers and pupils, and culminating in a major event.

Schools have linked the work to the Curriculum for Excellence through art and drama classes, dance classes and the Award Scheme Development & Accreditation Network (ASDAN) groups.

The support for learning department within education is now working on embedding violence against women awareness sessions into the Curriculum for Excellence for children aged three to 18. 

The pilot runs in Craigie cluster schools from January to March 2011. This is a partnership project funded by the Scottish Government involving ourselves, Dundee City Council Education and Dundee Women’s Aid. 

For further details or a hard copy of "Our Rights" consultation day report phone: 01382 307383.

Download Our Rights Consultation Day Report

 

Tayside domestic abuse and substance misuse project

The Tayside domestic abuse and substance misuse project, funded by the Scottish Government between August 2006 and December 2008, targeted women (and their children) who had experienced, or were experiencing, the dual issues of domestic abuse and substance misuse. The main aim of the project was to ensure a co-ordinated and consistent multi-agency response across Tayside to women (and their children) with dual experiences of domestic abuse and their own substance misuse.

We established a research project to explore the links between domestic abuse and substance misuse for local women and to identify how well their needs were being met by services.  From the research findings, we agreed to focus development work on the "getting in" stage, and established four major work streams: women only environments; training; policy and practice; and children and young people. 

The project brought together partners from Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Angus, and was managed by a multi-agency management group. It also involved a small number of service users in the training, policy and practice and children and young people’s work streams.

Project materials to download

Please note that the contact details in most templates are out-of-date and they have been uploaded as examples of the materials produced by the project. For updated contact information you can check the Services or Links pages of this website or contact the DVAWP Team. The 6 posters and the DA & SM Referral charts have the information updated and true for October 2011.

 A Day in the Life exhibition: An exhibition by children and young people using photography, pictures and words to explore the issues of domestic abuse and substance use

A Day in the Life leaflet: Leaflet with information about the Tayside Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project, the exhibition materials and how you can use it

A Day in the Life exhibition handout: A4 handout with pictures of the A Day in the Life exhibition

DVD with filmed scenarios demonstrating the link between domestic abuse and substance misuse. The DVD is designed to enable organisations to use the filmed scenarios and run a traditional tabletop training event, or as a case study within a training session.

DVD Guidance Notes CD: The guidance explains the process undertaken to plan and implement a multi-agency tabletop training event through forum theatre. It also explains how a similar event could be held in other areas, either using live scenarios developed within a local context, or using the DVD scenarios we have provided for a more traditional tabletop format

Beer mat: Beer mat with contact information for domestic abuse and substance misuse agencies in Tayside. 

Domestic abuse posters:  Portrait and landscape posters with information and quotes on the links between domestic abuse and substance misuse and contact information for the domestic abuse agencies in Tayside

Substance misuse posters: Portrait and landscape posters with information and quotes on the links between domestic abuse and substance misuse and contact information for the substance misuse agencies in Tayside

Domestic abuse and substance misuse posters: Portrait and landscape posters with information and quotes on the links between domestic abuse and substance misuse and contact information for both domestic abuse and substance misuse agencies in Tayside

Referral charts: Charts explaining the referral process for disclosure of domestic abuse and substance misuse, containing useful numbers and information for Tayside

Domestic abuse and substance misuse leaflet: Leaflet for the public explaining the links between domestic abuse and substance misuse and containing useful contacts in Tayside. 

No Boundaries Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project - final research report: Identifies the factors which shape the experiences of women who are affected by domestic abuse and their own substance misuse at each stage of their service use

No Boundaries Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project - final research report summary: Summary of the findings of the final research report which identifies factors which shape the experiences of women who are affected by domestic abuse and their own substance misuse at each stage of their service use

No Boundaries Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project - conference report: Report from conference which aimed to raise awareness of the links, for women and children, between domestic abuse and substance misuse, to challenge current practice in this area and to inspire change

Tayside Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project - final project report: Report of the achievements and lessons learned during the implementation of the Tayside Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project

No Boundaries Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse: a practice guide: Toolkit for developing good practice within substance misuse and domestic abuse services in Tayside