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The Drive Partnership seeks an independent evaluator for Restart Pilot

The Drive Partnership is seeking an independent evaluator to undertake evaluation of the Restart Pilot. With funding from The Home Office and MOPAC, ‘Restart’ is a new pilot initiative that seeks to identify and respond to patterns of domestic abuse at an earlier stage for families engaged with Children’s Social Care (CSC), improving safety, housing […]

Restart initiative launches across 5 London Boroughs

Restart, a new domestic abuse service being launched across 5 London boroughs from November 2021, is aiming to keep families safe at home by responding more effectively to the person causing harm. The pilot project has been designed to address two major gaps in current provision: Training and supporting children’s social care teams to recognise […]

Drive and Research in Practice host launch event for resources on responding to perpetrators of domestic abuse within families where children’s social care are involved

The Drive Partnership – which is made up of Social Finance, Respect and SafeLives – are proud to have worked with Research in Practice, having been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, to host a launch event and knowledge exchange on responding to perpetrators of domestic abuse within families where children’s social care are […]

Government urged to bring to bear the power of every public service to respond to perpetrators of domestic abuse

Organisations have come together calling on government to reach beyond the criminal justice system to better hold domestic abuse perpetrators to account and manage the risk they pose.  Every public service must take action. These calls are set out in the paper: “Building a robust response to perpetrators: recommendations for the new Domestic Abuse Strategy” […]

Drive responds to the Government’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

The Drive Partnership is really pleased to see a determination threaded through the new Government Violence Against Women And Girls Strategy to address the problem at source. We hope this determination will be matched with funding to make change happen through the comprehensive spending review. We particularly welcome the proposed communication campaign to tackle misogyny […]

New campaign film urges Government to publish domestic abuse perpetrator plans

The Drive Partnership, which works with high harm, high risk* and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse to increase safety for victims, has launched a new film to urge government and police and crime commissioners to respond directly to the people actually causing harm – rather than requiring victim-survivors to be solely responsible for keeping themselves […]

Drive welcomes Home Office fund opening for perpetrator interventions

The Drive Partnership – which is made up of Social Finance, Respect and SafeLives – welcomes the news that the Home Office has now opened the application process for PCCs in England and Wales to apply for grant funding to support the introduction of perpetrator-focused domestic abuse programmes in their area. The Drive Project works […]

Government Fund for work with DA Perpetrators opens for PCC bids

The Drive Partnership – which is made up of Social Finance, Respect and SafeLives – welcomes the news that the Home Office has now opened the application process for PCCs in England and Wales to apply for grant funding to support the introduction of perpetrator-focused domestic abuse programmes in their area. Quality perpetrator work must […]