DVIP Children’s Therapy Service

Domestic Abuse

80 Holloway Road
N7 8JG

Opening Hours

Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Who we are

We are a division of Richmond Fellowship. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

We are known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

We provide a specialist 1:1 child therapy service for children and young people affected by domestic violence. Our service enables children and young people to address the emotional impact of domestic abuse. By offering a safe, consistent and confidential space, children and young people are able to process difficult and confusing experiences. 

Our play and creative arts therapy sessions are non-directive and child-centred, focusing on the needs and age of the child or young person. We provide an opportunity for children and young people to explore and process their experiences using a range of approaches.

Who we help

Our service works with children and young people aged 3-17 who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse. The child or young person must currently be living in a safe and stable environment and the perpetrator of abuse must not be residing with them. 

Individual therapy is free to children and young people who reside in our contracted London boroughs.

Getting referred

We accept all referrals, including from professionals as well as self-referrals. Referrals from social services must include an up to date chronology and any other reports or assessment which have been carried out. Contact us to discuss referrals, find out if we offer a service in your area, and to request a referral form.

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