Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes

Shropshire

Our Domestic Abuse Services within Shropshire include a range of holistic support for individuals who are or have perpetrated abuse within their relationships, their associated victims / survivors, and children.   All our services work together to compliment families where appropriate. 

Perpetrator Provisions

  • Support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse as victims at home.
  • Providing a safe space for them to talk in confidence and share their feelings.
  • Putting the child or young person at the centre of the intervention tailoring this to be holistic. Understand and explore their needs and concerns.
  • Support structured through a care plan, with the underpinning principles to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people.
  • Advocating for children and young people with other agencies to ensure their voice is heard and feelings respected.
  • Support ad activities to improve emotional wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and coping strategies, developing protective factors and positive relationships, including that with parents and carers.

Perpetrator Provisions

  • All associated victims and survivors are offered a tiered, flexible and holistic package of support that meets their needs. 
  • Support to increase safety and manage risk. 
  • Support to engage with agencies and professionals proactively and other services of benefit, improving outcomes.  
  • The service will advocate for victims and survivors in settings whereby their experiences may be invalidated or unheard. 
  • Provide emotional support, empowerment, and practical support.

Children and Young People Services

  • Support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse as victims at home. 
  • Providing a safe space for them to talk in confidence and share their feelings. 
  • Putting the child or young person at the centre of the intervention tailoring this to be holistic. Understand and explore their needs and concerns.
  • Support structured through a care plan, with the underpinning principles to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people.
  • Advocating for children and young people with other agencies to ensure their voice is heard and feelings respected.
  • Support ad activities to improve emotional wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and coping strategies, developing protective factors and positive relationships, including that with parents and carers.

Our perpetrator and children and young people’s services are provided by Richmond Fellowship in partnership with Shropshire Domestic Abuse Services who will deliver the victim and survivor support.

Who can refer:

A service commissioned exclusively to Telford, accepting referrals from professionals on behalf of individuals and families:

Childrens Social Care

National Probation Service

West Mercia Police

Telford

Our Domestic Abuse Services within Telford include a range of holistic support for individuals who are or have perpetrated abuse within their relationships, their associated victims / survivors, and children.   All our services work together to compliment families where appropriate. 

Perpetrator Provisions

  • Interventions for perpetrators of domestic abuse through a programme of change. 
  • Hold perpetrators to account for their behaviours.
  • Interventions meet the needs of:           -Male heterosexual perpetrators                 -Female perpetrators of abuse                   -Perpetrators from the LGBTQ+ community  

Perpetrators from underrepresented communities

  • Programme consists of a 6-week early intervention model for those with identified barriers to engagement such as, motivation, pre-contemplation, acceptance, mental health, substance misuse and a further 18-week behaviour change programme. Combined the Intervention can be up to 24 weeks in duration for some individuals. 
  • Support to address additional needs such as Housing, Substance misuse, Gambling, Employment is provided by working with agencies to improve outcomes and prospects.

Victims & Survivor Support

  • All associated victims and survivors are offered a tiered, flexible and holistic package of support that meets their needs. 
  • Support to increase safety and manage risk. 
  • Support to engage with agencies and professionals proactively and other services of benefit, improving outcomes.  
  • The service will advocate for victims and survivors in settings whereby their experiences may be invalidated or unheard. 
  • Provide emotional support, empowerment, and practical support.

Children and Young People Services

  • Support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse as victims at home. 
  • Providing a safe space for them to talk in confidence and share their feelings. 
  • Putting the child or young person at the centre of the intervention tailoring this to be holistic. Understand and explore their needs and concerns.
  • Support structured through a care plan, with the underpinning principles to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people, 
  • Advocating for Children and young people with other agencies to ensure their voice is heard and feelings respected.
  • Support and activities to improve emotional wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and coping strategies, developing protective factors and positive relationships, including that with parents and carers.

All the above services are provided by Richmond Fellowship. 

Who can refer: 

A service commissioned exclusively to Telford, accepting referrals from professionals on behalf of individuals and families: 

  • Family Connect
  • Family Safeguarding 
  • Family Solutions 
  • Strengthening Families 
  • National Probation Service 
  • West Mercia Police 
  • Housing Solutions 

Our Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes are a structured group work intervention designed to work with those perpetrating abuse within their intimate relationships.

The aim of the programme is to support those perpetrating abuse to address their behaviours, and encourage positive behaviour and attitudinal change, with the view to reducing the risk of harm to the victim, whether this be a current or past partner, and any children.

Referral criteria and who can refer?

There are a number of referral routes / mechanisms into the programme depending on your circumstances.

Criteria For Referrals

  • A father or carer of child / children 
  • Father must be 18 years or over 
  • Accepting some level of responsibility or acknowledgement for Domestic Abuse
  • No history of attempted strangulation perpetrated or attempts to kill 
  • Full contact details of females involved (current or ex partners)
  • Female/Victim must engage with Integrated Support Services (ISS) for perpetrator access to DVPP 
  • Consent from adults obtained prior to referral
  • Open to Cafcass and court ordered referral by the courts

Telford DVPP

A service commissioned exclusively to Telford accepting referrals from professionals making referrals on behalf of clients;

  • Family Connect
  • Strengthening Families
  • Family Solutions

Criteria for referrals

  • Male perpetrator and female victim residing within the area of Telford
  • Over the age of 18 years
  • Perpetrating abuse within their intimate relationships
  • Acknowledgement of abusive behaviour and the need for change
  • Willingness to engage in the service
  • Contact details of both parties
  • No attempts / previous attempts to kill
  • Consent from both parties (included within referral)

Cafcass

A service commissioned by Cafcass, for court ordered and directed Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes.  Referrals are accepted exclusively from Cafcass Family Court Advisors.

Criteria for referrals;

  • Male perpetrator and female victim
  • Over the age of 18 years
  • Acknowledgement of abuse perpetrated within their intimate relationships
  • Willingness to engage
  • Contact details of both parties
  • No attempts / previous attempts to kill
  • Consent from both parties (included within referral)

For Family Court Advisors referring into the programme a copy of the DASH Risk assessment and Court order, in addition to any accompanying S47, or risk assessment documents must be included.

Private self referring clients

For individuals who have no agency involvement at present, the option to self-refer for a domestic abuse programme is available.  For all private referrals a fee is charged for the service.  

For further information in relation to course duration, programme times, and fees please contact: Mytimeinfo@richmondfellowship.org.uk 

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