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Sharon Bryan of NCDV
NCDV started in
2002. Originally it
was known as the
London Centre for
before changing its
name, in 2006, to
the National Centre
Before the centre
victims had to
either be eligible for
public funding or
else have the means
to pay, in order to
get an emergency
This left a lot of
people with no
access to funds
unable to pay..
haron Bryan joined NCDV ( National
Centre for Domestic Violence) in
January 2021, to develop the new role
of Head of Partnerships and
Development. I spoke to her to learn
more about what NCDV are doing.
M: Tell me about what it is you do?
S: I am the Head of Partnerships and Development of
Domestic Abuse Services for NCDV which is the
National Centre for Domestic Violence – not to be
mixed up with the National Helpline – we’re nothing to
do with that and we don’t have a helpline. There’s often
quite a lot of confusion between the two. We specialise
in getting victims and survivors of domestic abuse civil
protective orders such as non-molestation orders,
occupation orders and prohibitive steps orders but we
do mainly non-molestation orders.
M: So, if someone wanted to get a non-molestation
order from NCDV, how would they go about it?
S: There are several ways you can do it, there is an app
you can download to your phone or tablet, there is a
referral contact form on our website and there are
several different ways of referring somebody or
M: Who is the service aimed at?
S: It’s aimed at anyone who is experiencing domestic
abuse, both men and women and it is a free service.
M: Is that for over 18? Or can teenagers apply? Some
teenagers leave home before they are 18 and also, if
they need an injunction against a member of their
family. This can often be a grey area.
S: Yes, we do take referrals from anyone aged 16 and
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