SafeLives and West Sussex County Council have joined forces again to pilot a holistic approach to tackling domestic abuse. We are pleased to be working with our local partners The YOU Trust and Aurora New Dawn to deliver the pilot across West Sussex for the next 3 years.

This is one of two beacon sites of best practice with the other Connect pilot being delivered in Norfolk. Over the next three years, this new partnership will trial innovative approaches, creating a much needed national database to fill the gaps in the response to domestic abuse and amplifying the voices of those who are rarely heard.

The Connect partnership will focus on:

  • Support to stop situations escalating
  • Support for the complex needs many people have – often because of, or exacerbated by domestic abuse, such as substance misuse and mental ill health
  • Support for people who are still in their relationship or living with the perpetrator of abuse
  • Support for children and young people through specialist, age appropriate services
  • Support for survivors to recover from the harm, heal and build resilience

The Hampton Trust employ Engage Workers to provide direct support to perpetrators of domestic abuse.  Undertaking comprehensive individual and family assessments Engage Workers engage with perpetrators to assess their capacity and motivation for change. They will be working closely with Community IDVA’s, Children and Young People Workers and partner agencies to ensure a whole family approach that has effective safeguarding and risk management in place.

More information on Safelives Connect can be found here.

Case Studies

See for yourself how the work of the Hampton Trust has transformed lives for the better

Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended

D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]

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Taking steps to address his behaviour

A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]

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Accessing local services for additional support

D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]

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Accessing additional support to make changes

C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]

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