Sightlines – Clear Pathways to Outcomes

Sightlines is the Professional Services division of DVSM and works in an internal and external facing capacity providing support to DVSM services and capacity building services to external clients and stakeholders. Sightlines  works in a way that involves actively listening to people and communities with lived experience of DFV and draws on practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice to improve services.

The Sightlines Team includes a Participation and Engagement Advisor, a Design, Evidence and Translation Manager and a team of Sightlines Associates who lead and/or advise on projects that relate to practice priorities and community needs.

What is our role?

Every layer of the system has a role to play in preventing, reducing and responding to violence. We are
exploring where we can directly and indirectly contribute to this change.

How we can contribute to change?

Sightlines works to listen to and design with individuals and communities and to listen to and build
capacity in the services/people who work with them. Our work can contribute as a catalyst for change.

How do we work?

We have started to use a framework across our projects which offers a staged developmental approach.
The stages are cyclical in order to continuously improve, and applied within an action learning approach.


Examples of Work
Project Reports
Rapid Evidence Series
Reflection Papers

For more information about Sightlines work and Sightlines Services please refer to Sightlines Portfolio and Projects Portfolio or email


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