About our charity

Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse develops and delivers services for those affected by domestic abuse in Oxfordshire and provides training across the UK.

More detail can be found in our 2016-2018 strategy.

Our work in Oxfordshire

We support many of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable adults and children. We work intensively with people who are at risk of harm in their own homes — keeping them safe and helping them to rebuild their lives.

We work to improve the life chances of many children in our community who come from homes where there is abuse. 

We provide training, and coordinate and enhance the work of over 1,000 front line staff from a wide range of agencies to help prevent abuse and reduce its impact.

To find out more, please read our 2016/17 annual report, along with additional reports on our domestic abuse and mental health pilot service for October 2016 and July 2017 and on our outreach service to Cherwell.

Our work across the UK

Our multi-agency approach to tackling abuse and exploitation is recognised nationally and we provide training and consultancy to support other areas in the UK in developing a coordinated approach to keeping people safe. 

Our funding

Our services cost £300,000 a year. A proportion comes from statutory funding and we have a small but growing income from our training. We rely on raising one third of our costs through donations and charitable trust funding in order to remain independent and act as advocates for our service users.

If you would like to make a donation please use the ‘mydonate’ button on our website www.reducingtherisk.org.uk.   If you would like to know more or help in any other way please e-mail info@reducingtherisk.org.uk 

Our training

We provide a comprehensive range of training and are happy to develop bespoke courses. For more details, see the separate page on our training services.

Our services

  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Service and outreach work
  • Domestic Abuse Champion networks and community-based activity
  • Mental health and domestic abuse work
  • Emergency fund for victims and for therapeutic support for children
  • Training
  • Partnership development and shared approaches to filling gaps in services 
  • Archive of evidence-based practice 
  • Website
  • E-bulletin with information about domestic abuse-related activity 

We would like to thank everyone who works with us and/or supports our work.