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KSS CRC Domestic Abuse Programme to include voluntary self-referrals

26 August 2016

KSS CRCís 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 Domestic Abuse Programme, a partnership between KSS CRC and Kent & Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy Group partners, will be a pilot programme inviting men who recognise they have been abusive in their heterosexual relationships, 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 who the CRC refer to the programme as part of their Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. 

The existing domestic abuse programme, which has been successfully running for the past 18 months across KSS CRC area, will be offered to a group of self-referred men for the first time.

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

The first group starts on 17 September.

Sue Hollins, Treatment Manager, said: 'This partnership is a welcome opportunity to work alongside other dedicated professionals and will provide a much needed additional resource for the community'.

 

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