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KSS CRC co-facilitated Domestic Abuse Programme begins

15 September 2016

A 12-week domestic abuse programme will start running this month with groups co-facilitated by the CRC and a range of agencies such as district councils and the voluntary sector.

The pilot programme is a partnership between KSS CRC and Kent & Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy Group partners and will allow men who recognise they have been abusive in their heterosexual relationships to self-refer themselves in order to address any risk they might pose to their children and present or previous partners.

The group will work with up to 12 people, and will be an equal mix of self-referred men and men referred to the programme by CRC as part of their Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

Following the programme evaluation, there are plans to run the programme up to six times a year throughout Kent, with the choice of location based on referral needs.

Alison Gilmour, Kent & Medway Domestic Violence Co-ordinator said:

‘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 call 01227 812531 and leave your name and contact number. 

 

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