News

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 […]

MOPAC evaluation report finds Drive can be successfully replicated beyond its pilot sites

Drive welcomes the publication of the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC)’s evaluation report, which looks into our work in Croydon and finds that the Drive Project is replicable. The report shows Drive is keeping victims safer in line with the positive findings of the University of Bristol evaluation of our pilot project.  This reflects the hard work of […]

Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing urged to support domestic abuse victims to stay safe in their own homes, by facilitating the rapid removal of perpetrators

Today, Police and Crime Commissioners, domestic abuse charities, housing organisations, academics, and local government representatives have written to the new Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, Kelly Tolhurst, asking her to work with them to establish risk-managed housing solutions for perpetrators of domestic abuse that enable victims to stay safe in their own homes, while […]

Survey findings: services working with perpetrators of domestic abuse during COVID-19 lockdown continued to deliver despite significant challenges

A new report published today by the Drive Partnership (Respect, SafeLives, and Social Finance) reveals that professionals working with domestic abuse perpetrators during the COVID-19 lockdown were managing increased levels of risk while facing a range of challenges – from financial difficulties (one-quarter) to problems with technology (two-thirds). Despite this, almost all services continued to […]

Drive welcomes the Government’s commitment to funding perpetrator interventions

The Drive Partnership welcomes the opening of a new fund from government for work with perpetrators of domestic abuse to risk-manage, and where possible, change their behaviour; and is encouraging Police and Crime Commissioners to work with relevant organisations to apply to it.   The £6.1m announcement represents the first England and Wales-wide offer of investment […]

Drive and the Respect Phoneline launch advice service to help public and voluntary services respond to high-harm, high-risk perpetrators of domestic abuse

Drive, a service that specialises in working with high-harm, high-risk perpetrators, in partnership with the Respect Phoneline, is launching a new webchat service to provide advice for professionals working with perpetrators of domestic abuse during COVID-19 and beyond. The advice is available to all professionals, including: probation officers, social workers, mental health and health care […]

Drive calls for more strategic approach to perpetrators as the Domestic Abuse Bill enters committee stage

As MPs prepare to scrutinise the Domestic Abuse Bill in Committee, Drive is pushing for a domestic abuse perpetrator strategy to go alongside the legislation, along with amendments to strengthen the Bill.   Director of Drive, Kyla Kirkpatrick said: “Drive, is one of over 80 organisations and individuals that have come together to call for a perpetrator strategy. The Bill is an important step forward in responding to and addressing perpetrators of domestic abuse. However, a full strategy, combining legislative and non-legislative changes, is needed to ensure a robust response to all perpetrators that protects all victims […]

“Perpetrators should be removed from the family home so victims can stay safe,” say charities, Police and Crime Commissioners

Drive, alongside 35 signatories that span from Police and Crime Commissioners, leading domestic abuse frontline services and charities, academics, and local government, have come together to write to Minister Robert Jenrick asking the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to support risk-managed accommodation for perpetrators of domestic abuse. This approach aims to remove […]