News from RtR

This is a message from two young men, Luke and his brother Ryan, who sadly live with the murders of their mother and sister. They were shot as they attended a sports centre together at the hands of their father, Lance in 2016.  The local Coroner said at the time, "It was a single barrel shotgun, so it was not a question of him just shooting his wife, he then had to unload it, put another cartridge in and shoot it again...In my view, this was a cold, calculated, scheming man who went out and deliberately murdered his wife and daughter".

To all of our Domestic Abuse Champions, both trained and waiting for training

The 2018 annual survey will soon be appearring in your inbox. Please take the time to go through it- it should take around 15 minutes of your time. This is so important for us to collate into separate areas and provide to those who fund our networks- your local strategists. They need to hear from their practitioners what is working well but also what isn't and you can tell them where the holes are. This is a unique opportunity for them to hear from you. 

Evaluation of the impact and implementation of the Domestic Abuse Champions Network

What is the research about?

Reducing the Risk have commissioned a researcher (Amanda Bunn) to carry out an evaluation of the Domestic Abuse Champions Network.

The main aims of the evaluation are:

What we experience as children will denote a lot about us, or, as Wordsworth said, "The child is the father of the man". We discovered this very useful and informative video online which explains the negative effects of Adverse Childhhod Experiences, that we felt we should promote.

Dear all, please can you distribute and consider suitable clients,

November 25th every year marks the United Nations day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

This year, West Berks' Building Communities Together Team are joining the campaign to celebrate the strength and support of women in local West Berkshire communities and organisations.

Our good friends at AVA in London have a request for help with some important research:

Do you support children and/or young people with parents who have taken part in a perpetrator intervention?

We will be arranging some focus groups and want your expert views on how these interventions have worked for young people and their families.

As the Christmas season begins to appear in shops and we start to consider what we can get for who, have you considered us? Christmas is for giving but by shopping through Give as you Live, you can buy your gifts for the usual price online but earn us a small donation in the bargain!

We are very pleased that we heard from two legal firms in Oxfordshire this week advising that they can now provide Legal Aid for Family Law cases and thus able to provide for domestic abuse cases. Both firms are now also listed on our Oxfordshire Home Page.

The first in a newly created firm in Abingdon

Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP (BH&O)

This will be useful to anybody waiing for training to become a DA Champ in Bucks. Faye is our Chief Champ in the area and has booked some more dates for training. If you are waiting, and can make one of the following sessions- just email us to book a place.

There are the full list of dates for Bucks which still have places left: