A programme to support high-harm and high-risk perpetrators of domestic abuse, to increase safety for victims, survivors and children.


Domestic abuse is not acceptable or inevitable.

Working in partnership in Manchester and Salford, this programme challenges perpetrators of domestic abuse who pose a serious risk of harm to those they are in relationships with.

The Project

Drive is a national project which advocates for changes to systems so that perpetrators posing all levels of risk can no longer get away with abusive behaviour and can access the help they need to stop. We are working alongside Drive to run this project in Manchester and Salford, offering services which challenge high-risk and high-harm perpetrators to change their behaviour and work with partner agencies, like the police and social services.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the programme is currently running online for the foreseeable future.

For the first time, someone’s holding him to account, it’s not just me
Survivor Testimony, 2020

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Reduce the number of repeat and new victims
  • Reduce the harm caused to victims and children
  • Reduce the number of serial perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Intervene earlier to protect families living with domestic abuse

Learn more about Drive

 

In this programme we:

  • Take a needs-led approach: responding to individuals and families based on the specific level of risk and external factors that need to be considered
  • Work with clients for up to 10 months
  • Conduct 1-2-1 case work, risk management and work alongside the police and social services using disrupt techniques
  • Can refer clients on to additional behaviour change programmes as needed

 

Eligibility & Referrals

For this programme, we can only accept referrals through the Perpetrator Panels that are linked to MARAC's in Manchester and Salford.

Within these, if somebody is identified as high-risk or high-harm and has a partner or ex-partner already receiving support from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).

 

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