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Domestic abuse programme rolls out to rest of Kent and Medway

2 December 2016

A 12-week domestic abuse programme in Kent and Medway, which men can refer themselves to, is set to start running in new areas following an initial successful pilot. The programme, which has groups co-facilitated by the CRC and a range of agencies, such as district councils and the voluntary sector, work with up to 12 people at a time.

The groups are an equal mix of self-referred men and men referred to the programme by CRC as part of their Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

KSS CRC has worked with Kent & Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy Group to allow men who are not on an order or licence, but recognise they have been abusive in their relationships, to join the programme to address any risk they might pose to their children and current or former partners.

New groups are scheduled to run in Maidstone (February 2017), Medway (June 2017) and Thanet (September 2017). The first pilot group was held in Canterbury and is due to finish in mid-December.

Kirstie King, Operational Lead for the Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Group, says: ‘The Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy Group are delighted to be working in partnership with KSS CRC to expand the provision of domestic abuse perpetrator programmes in the community. The provision of interventions to reduce the impact of domestic abuse in our communities, and prevent it in the future, are a vital part of our multi-agency domestic abuse strategy and programmes such as this will contribute toward our objectives.’

If you are interested in joining the group please ring the number below and leave your name and contact number: 01227 812531

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