Definition of domestic violence and abuse
Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional.
Safer Portsmouth Partnership Referral Pathway
You can view a copy of our Referral Pathway
Portsmouth Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy 2017-2020
You can view a copy of the Portsmouth Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy Dec 2017
Safe Lives information for practitioners
CAADA now known as Safe Lives provides practical help to support professionals and organisations working with those experiencing domestic abuse. They have developed lots of resources for practitioners which can be found on their website.
Domestic Abuse jargon buster for professionals
DVA – Domestic Violence and Abuse
PIP – Portsmouth IDVA Project (formerly EIP)
IDVA – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
SDAS – Southern Domestic Abuse Service
DAPP – Domestic Abuse Perpetrator & Prevention service (provided by Up2U)
DASH – Domestic Abuse, Stalking & Harassment and Honour Based Violence – a risk assessment checklist.
MARAC – Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference
MASH – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub
PPD – Public Protection Department, Hampshire Police – specifically deals with safeguarding issues, incl. DVA
More useful links for Practitioners
Child Protection in Portsmouth
The Portsmouth Single Assessment and related tools replace the CAF, initial and core assessments and should be used by all professionals to assess children who have additional needs and where there are safeguarding concerns.
The SAF paperwork, tools, and related guidance is available on the PSCB website