Independent Domestic Violence Advocates

MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In relation to your manifesto pledge to maintain the number of Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs), could you let me know how many IDVAs there are currently in London and the number of local authorities they are working in?


Answer for Independent Domestic Violence Advocates

Answer for Independent Domestic Violence Advocates

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 will re-survey boroughs in the coming months in order to assess the current level of IDVA provision within the capital.

The Mayor currently funds £3.4 million of VAWG London Crime Prevention Fund programmes across London, a portion of this is dedicated to IDVA provision.