Domestic Abuse Service Tender – Salford
To provide information, advice and direct support to victims and their families experiencing domestic abuse.
Salford City Council, Greater Manchester Police, and NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group are looking to commission the Provision of a Domestic Abuse joint commissioned service for victims/survivors, children, young people, perpetrators of domestic abuse and their families in Salford.
JOINT COMMISSION AIMS
To provide a specialist Domestic Abuse service which will provide information, advice and direct support to victims and their families experiencing domestic abuse ensuring a co-ordinated approach. The trauma aware service will have a clear structure in offering early intervention, immediate risk management through the MARAC process and long term emotional support packages of equality for all domestic abuse victims of all ages.
The Provider will be responsible for the safe delivery and implementation of the IRIS Programme in Salford (in line with local service specification) to ensure:
– Improved identification, response and appropriate referrals by Primary Care for all Salford registered patients affected by domestic abuse.
– Joint delivery (with identified clinical lead/s) of IRIS training (including initial training for all clinicians) across Salford’s Primary Care Services.
– Ongoing provision of consultancy and support to Primary Care across Salford
The service will aim to provide support in improving early identification of victims at A&E and offer risk assessment and early sign posting into DA support.
To provide a service that gives children and young people and adults who have lived/ or are living with domestic abuse the opportunity to receive an ACE aware, trauma informed support package offering early intervention, immediate crisis support and long term emotional support with a focus on resilience.
To work directly with people who use abusive in intimate relationships to offer a platform for change through assessment, engagement and intervention. Holding perpetrators accountable for their own behaviours, through interventions aimed at standard, medium and high risk perpetrators.
To work directly with parents to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on parenting capacity, helping them to understand and address the impact on the child’s behaviour.
To work with all adults to provide support and interventions to address the impact of domestic abuse
To improve safety and wellbeing of victims, children, young people and families by reducing the incidents of domestic abuse for those that access services.
To promote the development of positive relationships, within a Safeguarding Framework and a clear partnership approach and response to safety planning.
To work in partnership with victims, children and young people and their families, or carers and to be accessible to their needs through ‘drop in’ points across the city and homes visits when appropriate.
To work alongside the development of the Domestic Abuse Commissioning Strategy and commit to enhancing the delivery offer across the city with the sourcing of additional match funding.
To be inclusive and diverse to need with specialist support for LGBTQ, BAME, victims and perpetrators with dependencies (including but not exhaustive: those with Learning Disability, Disability, Gender, Cultural and where English is not their first language or those with mental health disorders) .
The service should be equipped to give advice and guidance for honour-based violence cases, Forced Marriages, FGM and human trafficking and refer to appropriate specialist provision.
The service should have clear referral pathway and support package for victims of sexual violence with a clear focus in line with ‘Violence Against Women and Girls’. This pathway should be inclusive for male victims.
To work closely with the mental health sector and dependency sector to develop supportive pathways into provision.
To work closely with housing partners to support the right choice for accommodation
To work closely and support referral into specialist welfare support services
To support referral into specialist legal services
To enhance knowledge base and offer specialist domestic abuse training packages accessible to all partnership agencies.
To support in changing of social norms through the development of a community focused approach to increase reporting of domestic abuse incidents and signposting (public campaign).
Everything we do will be outcomes focussed
All partners can refer into this service
Estimated contract dates