TELFORD DA SERVICES

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 and perpetrators under represented 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.

Provisions & Referral Criteria

Male Heterosexual perpetrators and female victim survivors

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

Female Heterosexual perpetrators and male victim survivors

A mother or carer of child / children

Mother 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 males involved (current or ex partners)

Male /Victim/survivor must engage with Integrated Support Services (ISS) for perpetrator access to DVPP

Consent from adults obtained prior to referral

Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+

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 any victim or survivor involved (current or ex partners)

Victim/survivor must engage with Integrated Support Services (ISS) for perpetrator access to DVPP

Consent from adults obtained prior to referral

This provision is delivered as a 1-1 provision to meet the needs of our client group.

Individuals from underrepresented communities

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 any victim or survivor involved (current or ex partners)

Victim/survivor must engage with Integrated Support Services (ISS) for perpetrator access to DVPP

Consent from adults obtained prior to referral

This provision is delivered as a 1-1 provision and is culturally and religiously sensitive.

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 

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