News from RtR

Dear Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse Team, 

Our latest webinar was yet again very well received and we are very grateful to both our brilliant speakers. Both were kindly happy for us to record and share with anyone who could not attend.


Our old friend, Champ and Trainer of Champs is back online with her new newsletter:

Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible! J

I hope this newsletter helps you through the weeks ahead of new routines, school starters, anxiety awareness and empathy towards each other as it is another first for us all!

Reducing the Risk are excited to announce the launch of the new court IDVA service in Oxfordshire, for those in need of support at Criminal or Civil Court.

My name is Cathy Curran, I am a mature Criminal Justice PhD student from the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

The purpose of this email is to invite a wide variety of professionals and practitioners from across different services and organisations to include the Criminal and Civil Justice sector, who use the Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment (DASH) Risk Identification Checklist (RIC) to participate in research by completing an online survey (link below).

Well they did it, Emma, her daughter Pippa and their trusty dog ventured from Witney to Abingdon and raised an incredible amount for our funds- thanks to all three for their massive contribution (and effort). 

Another newsletter from Panda at PACT, full of activities and suggestions to stay well over Summer.

"I came, I saw, I forgot what I was doing, retraced my steps, got distracted on my way back, have no idea what’s going on and now I need to pee!

Welcome to the Summer holidays! 

I hope this newsletter helps you find some boredom busting ideas and some positive thoughts to help you through the – (Cannot believe we are already half-way through) — holidays.

Women's Aid have today published their report 'A Perfect Storm: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse survivors and the services supporting them'.

The report identifies the impact Covid-19 has had on those living with domestic abuse, and how this has worsened over lockdown. It also discusses the longer term impact, where service providers expect to see an increase in the demand across services in the coming months. 

Our good friend (and an amazing DA Champ too) Kerry has a message regarding ADAS services in Bucks

In the light of the current situation we are unable to run support groups face to face. However, this has not stopped us offering support to those who would benefit from it, and we have adapted our Managing Emotions Group for survivors of domestic abuse to run online. It is a weekly 2 hour group and runs for 12 weeks. We are completing our first group next week and are halfway through our second group and are getting some positive feedback from participants.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) has recently launched a campaign to help identify those within their ranks that may prey on others. The vast majority of police officers do sterling work and want to help those less fortunate or in crisis. This campaign looks at those few who have their own agenda.

Their campaign video explains what they are aiming to manage: