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Drive statement on the need to end male violence against women

As we absorb the traumatic and horrifying circumstances of Sarah Everard’s death and reflect on the stolen lives of the thirty other women murdered by men this year, including at least three women since Sarah’s death – Geetika Goyal, Imogen Bohajczuk, and Wenjing Xu – our hearts go out to all victims and families whose lives have been changed forever […]

Additional £10million for domestic abuse perpetrator interventions announced

Drive is aware of a Home Office’s announcement that there will be an additional £10million for domestic abuse perpetrator interventions as part of a package to respond to serious violent crime. We have called for investment in work with domestic abuse perpetrators and this sounds like an important step forward. We look forward to hearing […]

£15million announced in the Budget to reduce domestic abuse through interventions with perpetrators

Today, the Drive Partnership welcomes the inclusion of a £15million package to respond to perpetrators of domestic abuse in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget. This means that more victims and survivors will be made safer, sooner as perpetrators across England and Wales receive interventions that can prevent abuse from continuing or reoccurring.    The announcement comes […]

Survey findings: Analysts fear surge in domestic abuse when Covid-19 restrictions ease

A new report published today by The Drive Partnership (Respect, SafeLives, and Social Finance) warns that abusers are reporting that relationship problems have lessened during lockdown – but that this view is unlikely to be shared by victims. The report, based on the findings of a survey conducted between August and October 2020, suggests that […]

Drive urges House of Lords to amend the Domestic Abuse Bill to prevent domestic abuse

The Drive Partnership has published its briefing for the House of Lords debate on the Domestic Abuse Bill, in which it argues for the Bill to include a commitment to publish a perpetrators strategy to better prevent domestic abuse. It also argues for changes to the new proposed statutory duty on councils to provide accommodation-based […]

Drive to be delivered in Derbyshire

Today, the Derbyshire PCC, Police, and City and County Council, NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group have announced that they will be responding to domestic abuse by introducing the Drive Project in their area.   This welcome news means that Drive is continuing to expand across England and Wales ensuring more areas have bespoke systems […]

Two thousand more victims will be supported to stay safe through Drive, as government and PCCs invest in holding perpetrators to account

Over two thousand more victims will be supported to stay safe through the Drive Project, as government and PCCs invest in holding perpetrators of domestic abuse to account. Drive, an intervention that works to protect victims of domestic abuse by challenging and changing the behaviour of high-harm, high-risk and serial perpetrators, is set to make […]

Wirral Council to deliver the Drive Project

This week, Wirral Council announced that they will be tackling domestic abuse through the Drive Project. This welcome news means that Drive is continuing to expand across England and Wales ensuring more areas have bespoke systems in place to manage the risk that high-harm, high-risk perpetrators of domestic abuse pose and to keep child and adult […]