Domestic and Sexual Assault Team – DASAT (West Lothian Council)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 5 years old and over who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Who provides this?

  • West Lothian Council

Description

The Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT) provides a specialised service to adults and children in West Lothian who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

DASAT has a versatile and committed team comprising of 2 managers, 7 children’s workers 13 adult’s workers and an admin officer. All adult support workers are cross-trained and involved in supporting survivors of both domestic and sexual abuse.

Services to children and young people aged between 5 – 16 who have experienced domestic abuse are delivered in a range of ways to meet their individual needs and this can include individual support and group work programmes. Individual support to children and young people is tailored to suit their age, ability, awareness and individual needs and circumstances.

In 2013, West Lothian introduced the CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) programme. This is a unique way of working with children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic abuse.

The DASAT team has specialised staff to provide support to all women experiencing domestic abuse, rape and or sexual assault. These includes:

  • the DASAT Duty service
  • the Specialised Court Advocacy service
  • National Advocacy Project
  • Lisa Project
  • the Almond Project
  • a counselling service

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF

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Types of support on offer:

Drop-in
Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Families
Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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