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Specialist Domestic Violence Courts 2013

The Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) programme has been running since 2005. At the end of the Court Estate Rationalisation Programme we anticipate that there will be 137 SDVC systems, a reduction of six from the position as April 2011, across England and Wales. This list, dated September 2013, shows at a glance which courts fall within each CPS Area and will help identify which courts have received official accreditation. This list is replicated on the Home Office website and the Ministry of Justice website as it is a tri-partite team.

Cymru/Wales

Dyfed-Powys

  • Pembrokeshire SDVC
  • Llanelli SDVC

Gwent

  • Gwent (Blackwood) SDVC
  • Gwent (Caerphilly) SDVC
  • Gwent (Cwmbran) SDVC
  • Gwent (Newport) SDVC
  • Gwent (Torfaen) SDVC

North Wales

  • Flintshire SDVC
  • Wrexham SDVC

South Wales

  • Bridgend SDVC
  • Cardiff SDVC (now includes Barry cases)
  • Merthyr Tydfil SDVC
  • Neath Port Talbot SDVC
  • Pontypridd SDVC

East Midlands

Derbyshire

  • Derby SDVC
  • NE Derbyshire and Dales SDVC

Leicestershire

  • Leicester City SDVC
  • Loughborough SDVC

Lincolnshire

  • Lincolnshire SDVC

Northamptonshire

  • Northants SDVC (confirmed SDVC system is now Northampton, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Towcester and Daventry closed as separate court)

Nottinghamshire

  • Mansfield SDVC
  • Nottingham SDVC

Eastern

Cambridgeshire

  • Peterborough SDVC

Essex

  • Essex SDVC (Basildon)

Norfolk

  • Norwich SDVC

Suffolk

  • Ipswich SDVC
  • Bury St Edmunds SDVC
  • Lowestoft SDVC

London

London

  • Barnet SDVC
  • Brent SDVC
  • Croydon SDVC
  • Ealing SDVC (includes Acton)
  • West London SDVC
  • Hillingdon SDVC
  • Hounslow SDVC
  • Stratford SDVC
  • Thames (Tower Hamlets/Hackney) SDVC
  • Haringey SDVC

Merseyside-Cheshire

Cheshire

  • Chester SDVC
  • Crewe SDVC
  • Halton SDVC
  • Warrington SDVC

Merseyside

  • Liverpool SDVC (now includes Knowsley cases)
  • Sefton SDVC
  • St Helens SDVC
  • Wirral SDVC

North East

Cleveland

  • Teeside SDVC
  • Hartlepool SDVC

Durham

  • Durham SDVC

Northumbria

  • Gateshead SDVC
  • Hartlepool SDVC
  • Sunderland SDVC
  • Newcastle upon Tyne SDVC
  • North Tyneside SDVC
  • South East Northumberland SDVC
  • South Tyneside SDVC

North West

Cumbria

  • Carlisle SDVC
  • South Cumbria SDVC
  • West Cumbria SDVC (Whitehaven closed; Workington remains)

Greater Manchester

  • Bolton SDVC
  • Bury SDVC (now includes Rochdale cases)
  • Manchester SDVC (now includes Salford)
  • Oldham SDVC
  • Stockport SDVC
  • Tameside SDVC
  • Trafford SDVC
  • Wigan SDVC

Lancashire

  • Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley SDVC
  • Blackpool & Fylde SDVC
  • Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale SDVC
  • Lancaster SDVC
  • Ormskirk West Lancs SDVC
  • Preston SDVC
  • Fleetwood SDVC
  • South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancs SDVC

South East

Kent

  • Kent (Maidstone) SDVC

Surrey

  • (none)

Sussex

  • Sussex central SDVC (Brighton; Hove and some Lewes cases)
  • East Sussex SDVC (some Lewes cases transferred to Hastings/Eastbourne)
  • West Sussex SDVC

South West

Avon & Somerset

  • Bath SDVC
  • Bristol SDVC
  • North Avon SDVC
  • North Somerset SDVC
  • Sedgemoor SDVC (Taunton Deane only; Bridgwater closed)
  • South Somerset SDVC

Devon & Cornwall

  • Barnstaple SDVC
  • Bodmin & Truro SDVC
  • Exeter SDVC
  • South Devon (Torbay) SDVC
  • Plymouth SDVC

Gloucestershire

  • Cheltenham SDVC

Thames and Chiltern

Bedfordshire

  • Bedford SDVC
  • Luton SDVC

Hertfordshire

  • North & East Hertfordshire SDVC
  • St Albans SDVC (now includes Hemel Hempstead cases)

Thames Valley

  • Berkshire - Reading, Maidenhead, Newbury SDVC
  • Buckinghamshire SDVC
  • Milton Keynes SDVC
  • North Oxford SDVC
  • Oxford SDVC

Wessex

Dorset

  • East Dorset SDVC
  • West Dorset SDVC

Hampshire

  • North East Hampshire SDVC
  • Southampton SDVC
  • North West Hampshire SDVC
  • Portsmouth SDVC

Wiltshire

  • Wiltshire Swindon SDVC
  • Wiltshire Chippenham SDVC
  • Salisbury SDVC

West Midlands

Staffordshire

  • Cannock & Stafford SDVC (x2)
  • North Staffordshire SDVC
  • South East Staffordshire SDVC (now includes Tamworth SDVC cases)

Warwickshire

  • Warwickshire SDVC (Rugby closed; now Leamington Spa and Nuneaton)

West Mercia

  • Herefordshire SDVC
  • Shropshire & Shropshire North SDVC
  • Telford & South Shropshire SDVC
  • Worcestershire (including Kidderminster SDVC, South Worcestershire SDVC, Bromsgrove & Redditch) SDVC

West Midlands

  • Birmingham SDVC
  • Coventry SDVC
  • Dudley SDVC
  • Sandwell SDVC (includes West Bormwich)
  • Solihull SDVC
  • Walsall SDVC
  • Wolverhampton SDVC

Yorkshire and Humberside

Humberside

  • East Riding SDVC (Goole cases now go to Beverley and Bridlington)
  • Hull SDVC

North Yorkshire

  • Scarborough & Ryedale SDVC
  • York & Selby SDVC

South Yorkshire

  • Barnsley SDVC
  • Doncaster SDVC
  • Rotherham SDVC
  • Sheffield SDVC

West Yorkshire

  • Kirklees SDVC (now only Huddersfield; Dewsbury closed)
  • Leeds SDVC
  • Wakefield SDVC
  • Bradford SDVC
  • Calderdale SDVC