DVIP Young People Using Violence and Abuse (YUVA)

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 work with young people 1:1 to identify and change their violent/abusive behaviours. The programme draws on a variety of approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy, attachment theory and systemic practice.

We work to explore more effective ways of communicating distress that are safer and address any underlying beliefs and attitudes supporting their use of violence.

Parents are offered 1:1 sessions that focus on exploring their experiences and supporting them to take steps to make themselves and their family safer. 

Who we help

YUVA works with young people aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 where there are a wide range of specific needs) who have used violence / abuse towards their parents/carers. The service also supports parents/carers experiencing abuse from their child. 

Getting referred

We accept all referrals, directly from parents and organisations working with young people. We require consent from both the parent and the young person if a referral is to be made on behalf of a family.

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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