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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 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 […]

Drive calls for urgent funding for domestic abuse organisations working to manage the risks that perpetrators pose

As part of the Home Affairs Select Committee Enquiry on Home Office preparedness for covid-19, Drive has submitted a response highlighting the urgent need for government funding to ensure that services across the country responding to domestic abuse are able to keep up with increasing demand. While promises of extra funding from the government, particularly […]

Drive statement on COVID-19 and domestic abuse

As we all adjust to life under the coronavirus pandemic and everyone is asked to stay inside to combat the spread of the virus, we know that not everyone feels safe at home. We are thinking of those child and adult victims of domestic abuse and know that frontline services that deliver domestic abuse support […]

Today, Drive welcomes the £10million in the Chancellor’s Budget for responding to high-harm and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse

The Drive partnership develops and delivers an intensive intervention that works with high-harm perpetrators of domestic abuse. Today, we welcome the renewed focus on domestic abuse in the Chancellor’s Budget, which includes £10million for responding to high-harm and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse by extending programmes like Drive. Director of Drive Kyla Kirkpatrick said:  “This […]

Drive welcomes the return of the Domestic Abuse Bill, but urges focus on perpetrators

As the Domestic Abuse Bill returns to Parliament today, Drive is urging government to adopt a clearer strategy to respond to perpetrators of domestic abuse.  Drive, a perpetrator intervention that challenges and holds high-harm perpetrators to account, welcomes the renewed focus on domestic abuse as the Domestic Abuse Bill is brought back to Parliament today. […]

Blog: Recent reports from independent inspectorates underline urgent need for a domestic abuse perpetrator strategy

Two recent reports from independent inspectorates have underlined the need for a domestic abuse perpetrator strategy. The first – a joint report for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) – found that police and the CPS were not always taking opportunities to gather evidence and prosecute domestic abuse crimes […]