In light of the Government announcement last night ( 4th January), the new strain of the virus and current uncertainty over the transmissibility of this, as well as the safety of staff and beneficiaries, we have taken the decision to return to remote working arrangements and close our building at 123 Borough Road today. We will be reviewing this decision as advice changes and is updated and we want to reassure anyone needing our services that we are still here. If you had an appointment arranged, you will be contacted directly regarding this.

Anyone needing advice or support around domestic abuse can contact is in the following ways:


01642 241864  – 9am -5pm

0787332137 – 9am – 5pm


As the Prime Minister said himself in his address yesterday, domestic abuse is a legitimate reason to leave your house on Lockdown.  There is help available and domestic abuse is never ok- the pandemic does not excuse violence, coercion or control from those around you.


For safety advice during this period on our website here:



Please call 999

If you cannot speak safely. Press 5  5 when prompted



For 24 hour advice and support call the National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247



We know from previous experience that women may be very vulnerable at this time and subjected to increased control and threats of violence, as well as increased risk of harm. Please make sure you are reaching in to others if you are concerned, and keep in touch with friends and family. For advice see


For general enquiries, please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


Thank you


Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Hours:               37 hours per week

Salary:               Starting Salary JNC Scale 6 SCP 26 – £23,866

Contract:          Permanent  

Location:          123 Borough Road, Middlesbrough

This post is open to Women only:  Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1) applies to this post.


Based in central Middlesbrough, My Sisters Place provides specialist services to women 16 years of age and over.  We are seeking a full time Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA), to join this dynamic team.  Our holistic approach requires high performing individuals with excellent people skills, and a resilient personality to deal with some difficult issues with a strong client focus.  Clear adherence to confidentiality and Safeguarding is essential.  This is a busy ‘response’ service dependent upon good teamwork and strong multi-agency working offering a challenging and rewarding role if you want to ‘make a difference’ and are committed to our charitable aims.


All employees are subject to enhanced DBS checks prior to commencement of the post.


Application process:                 Application form

Completed applications can be emailed to

Closing Date:                               12 Noon Tuesday 6th April 2021  

Interviews:                                   Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April 2021



If you would like to know more about our work see

For further details please click here for a job description:

IDVA Job Description

IDVA Person Spec

Application form