It is that time of year again for Thames Valley to consider nominations for the John Latham Award. Please take some time to consider any of your colleagues, somebody from a partner agency, or maybe someone who went that extra mile to help you or a person close to you? Domestic Abuse Champions are ideally placed to spot that one person who goes the extra mile.
This week we held a half day refresher training for DA Champions. It was great to see a group of busy people who still carry the torch, despite some having trained several years ago. We do still have a couple of spaces left for the next one at County Hall Oxford on February 5, 2018. Just drop us a line if you'd like to attend.
We have just heard from an old friend of Reducing the Risk, Pat Miller. She is able to once again offer support to female domestic abuse survivors with her Springboard project to run in Oxford and she plans to extend this important initiative elsewhere too. The Springboard Women’s Development programme is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. It allows women to enhance their own skills and abilities, challenge power and equality while building confidence, assertiveness and a positive image. It is delivered in one day workshops and has five key ingredients: a best-selling up to date workbook, four action packed workshops over three months, real and inspiring role models as speakers, encouragement of effective networks, a proven support system of women to sustain progress.