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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 […]

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 […]