Maintaining the number of IDVAs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0540
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2013-17 reaffirms your commitment to maintain the number of Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs). How many IDVAs are there currently in London broken down by borough?

Answer

Answer for Maintaining the number of IDVAs

Answer for Maintaining the number of IDVAs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A MOPAC survey of local authorities conducted in April 2013 indicated that there were 114.4 IDVAs in London that their residents had access to. Please note that Brent, Enfield and Greenwich local authorities did not respond to the survey. The borough breakdown is set out below.

Borough

No. IDVAs

Borough

No. IDVAs

Barking & Dagenham

6

Kensington & Chelsea

5

Barnet

3.5

Kingston upon Thames

1.5

Bexley

2.5

Lambeth

6

Bromley

2

Lewisham

3.4

Camden

6

Merton

3

Croydon

8

Newham

5

Ealing

2

Redbridge

1.5

Hackney

5.5

Richmond upon Thames

3

Hammersmith & Fulham

3

Southwark

2.5

Haringey

3

Sutton

3.5

Harrow

3

Tower Hamlets

3.5

Havering

8

Waltham Forest

5

Hillingdon

3

Wandsworth

4

Hounslow

4.5

Westminster

2.5

Islington

5

TOTAL

114.4

MOPAC is working with partners to discuss effective future commissioning arrangements which will seek to maintain the current level of IDVA provision throughout London.