What makes us different
We are ambitious in our goals and the way in which we help those affected by domestic abuse. To tackle the root cause of domestic abuse we work directly with individuals who are being abusive. We make it our mission and our focus to identify the complexities behind violent, coercive and controlling behaviour to end the cycle of domestic abuse and reduce repeat victimisation.
Too often the value of a perpetrator led approach is overlooked in favour of victim services due to the lack of evidence and lack of funding. Our decades of experience working with perpetrators, and subsequent results, has reinforced the belief that people can change. We have access to, and intelligence on, perpetrators outside of criminal justice that no other agencies have, enabling us to measure success rates as well being the first to intervene to ensure victim safety.
We know that responding to domestic abuse is a challenge across all frontline services and we can’t do this alone. We work with a range of stakeholders across the voluntary and statutory sector to deliver what we know works. We are fortunate to have excellent partnerships with those sharing our passion to make a difference, no matter how hard it seems.
We strongly believe the current criminal justice response to offenders needs reviewing. If we are to address the vulnerabilities associated with offending , and ultimately reduce offence rates, it requires a significant shake up. To that end we are not afraid to test new approaches evident in our innovative criminal justice interventions and the programmes we offer young adult offenders to consider their choices. We are currently exploring a trauma informed response to working with females in the criminal justice system.
Dorset Echo Article- 13th August 2019 – Cautions and Relationship Abuse (CARA) workshops launch in Dorset
Dorset residents who abuse their partner will have to attend new domestic abuse workshops. Dorset has a higher-than-average rate of domestic abuse and Dorset Police has seen an increase in domestic abuse crimes every year. As of today domestic abuse offenders will attend two-day Cautions and Relationship Abuse (CARA) workshops as part of a conditional […]
Skydiving for The Hampton Trust
Fleur Sclarandis is completing a tandem skydive on the 19th September to raise money for The Hampton Trust. Fleur is currently working on our WaDE programme and has always wanted to leap from a plane at 10000 feet whilst raising money for her chosen charity. We hope you’ll all support Fleur in raising money for […]
Third Sector Article – 31st July 2019 – Why charities need long-term contracts
The pressure to innovate constantly in order to secure long-term grants creates a challenging landscape for chief executives. No matter what size a charity is, the most important and often all-consuming need they share is finance. Third sector organisations can have periods of living hand to mouth, frantically trying to hold on to valuable staff […]
Metro.co.uk Article 30th July 2019
I Am Nicola aired last week on Channel 4 delivering a gripping but real portrayal of a coercive relationship. The drama, which stars Vicky McClure, struck a chord with viewers, for its depiction of an abusive relationship through a non-physical lens and a domestic abuse advocate has praised the show for platforming the rarely understood […]