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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 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 […]

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 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 […]

The Drive Partnership (Respect, SafeLives, and Social Finance) receives a three-year grant from The National Lottery Community Fund

This funding will enable local services to make victims and survivors safer by working together to challenge perpetrators of domestic abuse to change and managing the risk they pose. Since being awarded this grant in January, the immediate circumstances have changed substantially due to COVID-19. Our urgent focus, alongside our colleagues across domestic abuse services […]