Overview of the DVPP programme & what it aims to achieve

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.

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

West Midlands Regional DVPP

A service commissioned by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, accepting referrals exclusively from professionals making referrals on behalf of clients;

  • Childrens Social
  • West Midlands Police
  • National Probation Service

Criteria for referrals;

  • Male perpetrator and female victim residing within West Midlands areas (Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton)
  • 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)

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 anyone who is not involved with any of the above approved agencies, 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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