We work with both male and female perpetrators of domestic abuse, to stop abuse at the source. We also offer integrated support to partners, ex-partners and children.
We're working to stop domestic abuse.
Our mission is simple; to support safe, healthy & happy relationships. A key way we do this is to ensure relationships are as safe as they can be, by preventing domestic abuse and supporting those who are affected by it.
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality
This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:
If you are concerned about your behaviour, you can see examples of behaviour we would work with here.
How do we prevent domestic abuse?
We are on a mission to end domestic abuse and prioritise the safety of victims, survivors and children at the heart of what we do. For over 10 years, we have offered a range of services and programmes for perpetrators of domestic abuse, working with them to change their harmful behaviours. We also offer integrated support for anyone affected by their actions which can include partners, ex-partners and any children involved.
Through our approach, our outcome data reports that:
- 100% of partners and ex-partners who disclosed physical violence, said they saw a decrease in this behaviour
- 100% of partners and ex-partners who wanted their children to be less scared of their father reported a change
- 78% of those wanting to feel safer around their partner, reported that they now did
- 67% who feared for their lives before the intervention, no longer did
We have an experienced and dedicated team of professionals working in this area and we are one of only 14 UK sites to hold a full Respect Accreditation. We also work alongside the WWP-EN European Network on UK and European research on domestic violence and were one of the 11 selected sites for the Mirabal Research Project. This was the biggest domestic abuse-related research project in the UK to date and provided evidence which demonstrates our integrated support service is effective and safe.
The referral pathways for the work we do vary for each service, so please click the service you are interested in below to learn more. However, please note that we are not an emergency service and if you or anyone else is in immediate danger, please dial 999 and contact the police.
For adults who are worried about their behaviour:
Striving for Change: A 6-week programme for perpetrators and their partners to raise awareness of unhealthy behaviours. This programme encourages motivation to address this behaviour and prepares individuals for long-term behaviour change work.
Bridging to Change: A long-term programme for men who are abusive to their female partners. This programme encourages men to take responsibility for their abusive behaviour and change their approach to their relationships with their partners and any children in their life.
Individual Behaviour Change: Similar to Bridging to Change, but working 1-2-1 with a practitioner in order to support to men in same-gender relationships or men who require a practitioner fluent in their first language.
Women's Behaviour Change: A programme for women who are abusive towards their male or female partners. This programme helps women to address their behaviour and make positive changes, encouraging safer and healthier relationships.
The Drive Programme: A programme for those who pose a serious risk of harm to their partners/ex-partners, in which we accept referrals through existing partnerships.
For young people:
Respect Young People's Programme: For teenagers aged 14-19 who are displaying harmful behaviours towards their parents and/or carers
Encouraging Healthy Relationships: For teenagers aged 14-19 who are displaying harmful behaviours towards their friends, siblings, partners or people they are dating
The Harbour Project: Offering two support services to children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Salford
Integrated support for those who are affected by domestic abuse:
Victim & Survivor Support: One-to-one support for the partners and ex-partners of perpetrators on our Bridging to Change or Women's Behaviour Change programmes.
Children & Young People's Support: Counselling and youth work for the children of perpetrators on our Bridging to Change or Women's Behaviour Change programmes.
For additional resources on domestic abuse, see our Useful Links page here.