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Surrey Domestic Abuse Intervention features on local TV news
27 October 2016
Stepping Up, the new Surrey domestic abuse intervention that KSS CRC has been commissioned to deliver, was featured on ITV London News this week.
A reporter interviewed an ex-service user who has successfully completed one of KSS CRC’s domestic abuse programmes and Carl Hall, Head of Service for Interventions.
The intervention which gives perpetrators of domestic abuse in Surrey a chance to seek help was launched earlier this month.
The initiative enables adults who recognise they are using physical or emotional abuse within their relationships to refer themselves to the service to receive a tailored package of support.
The Surrey Against Domestic Abuse Partnership (SADA) has commissioned Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) to deliver the domestic abuse intervention service, which aims to reduce offending and help make survivors and their children feel safer.
At the same time, the perpetrator’s current or ex-partner will be offered support from a dedicated link worker who will work alongside specialist Domestic Abuse Outreach Services to help them make informed and safe choices for themselves and their children.
Survivors will also be directed to other services to aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse.
To watch the coverage see https://www.facebook.com/ITVLondon/videos/10153989356917944/
You can refer yourself to Stepping Up by calling 07921 937889 or 01622 356477, or emailing SurreyDAinfo@ksscrc.scc.gsi.gov.uk
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