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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 […]

‘Publish and fund a domestic abuse perpetrator strategy to cut violent crime and protect victims’ backers of a new campaign tell Government

‘Publish and fund a domestic abuse perpetrator strategy to cut violent crime and protect victims’ backers of a new campaign tell Government. Domestic abuse perpetrator intervention, Drive, and over 70 signatories call on the Government to invest in a perpetrator strategy, as new research shows the potential of perpetrator programmes to cut violent crime and […]

Time to invest in preventing further abuse says charity, as new figures from the ONS show 35% of all violent crime is domestic abuse

Drive – which is a partnership of three organisations, Respect, SafeLives, and Social Finance – has said today that new figures from the ONS demonstrate the need for every political party to commit to publishing a national strategy on perpetrators of domestic abuse. Drive, which is an intensive intervention that works with high-harm perpetrators to […]

Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill

Drive welcomes the Domestic Abuse Bill. There are many positive elements within it that will make a real difference to the lives of victims and survivors. However, we would like to see financial and strategic non-legislative commitments from the government – to accompany this Bill – that effectively challenge those perpetrators who cause the nearly […]

Drive welcomes appointment of DA Commissioner

Drive is delighted to welcome the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, to her role. Her appointment, along with the promised Domestic Abuse Bill, provides an historic opportunity to turn the tide on domestic abuse and ensure perpetrators can no longer get away with their crimes.  Over two million adults in the UK experience domestic abuse […]

Drive welcome visit by Victoria Atkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Safeguarding and Vulnerability, and Minister for Women

The Drive partnership are delighted to have welcomed Victoria Atkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Safeguarding and Vulnerability and Minister for Women, to our site in Croydon today, discussing why it is so urgent we see a cross-government, comprehensive Perpetrator Strategy that challenges all those causing harm and holds them to account. A third of violent […]

Drive’s response to the pre-legislative committee on the Domestic Abuse Bill

“Today, Drive welcomes the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee’s recommendations for a cross-government response to domestic abuse and improved provision for perpetrators. We are pleased to see learnings from Drive mentioned as part of the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee’s evidence-base and we will continue to advocate for specialist interventions for the full spectrum of perpetrators – […]

Drive’s written evidence for the draft Domestic Abuse Bill

As part of the pre-legislative process for the Domestic Abuse Bill, Drive has submitted written evidence to the committee. Our written evidence is informed by the findings and learnings from the development of Drive and focuses on what needs to be done to improve the response to domestic abuse perpetrators on a UK-wide scale. Read […]