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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 […]

The Drive Partnership seeks an independent evaluator for systems change work

The Drive Partnership is seeking an independent evaluator to undertake evaluation of the local and national systems change objectives of our work. With funding from the National Lottery Community Fund England Committee, we want to understand the impact of the developments and expansions of our site-based work, and the impact of our national systems change […]

Drive seeks partners to build expertise on effective responses to those who use harm from racialised communities

The Drive partnership has announced today that it is seeking partners for two projects. Both tender opportunities focus on addressing gaps in training for professionals and research into culturally grounded interventions for people who use harm from racialised communities. The tender opportunities: 1. Workforce & Leadership Programme Development for racialised communities: working with those causing […]

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 […]