News from RtR

What we experience as children will inform us as adults, 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.

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:

Here is a message from our good friends at OAC

Welcome to the new academic year

We often gets requests for help with research into aspects of domestic abuse. If you have experience of attending MARACs, then we'd ask that you please consider supporting the following:


My name is Natalie Acheampong. I am a paralegal with a postgraduate degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Now I am a Tuwezeshe fellow, and I am emailing you regarding a project I am creating called ‘Track my MARAC.’  

We heard from our Chief DA Champion in West Berks this week; Chloe wanted us to know that they have just published their West Berks 2018 directory of DA services. 

This document is extremely useful for practitioners in the West Berks area; it advises on what is available locally and nationally in one document.