News from RtR

If you are registered as a DA Champion in Bucks 

we do still have spaces left on the following events for those that need training as a champion:

  • June 20-21, 2019 — Aylesbury Town Centre — Accepting bookings
  • September 10-11, 2019 — Gatehouse Close, Aylesbury — Accepting bookings
  • November 19-20, 2019 — Green Pk, Aston Clinton — Accepting bookings

Please just email us to book a place on one of the above. If not yet registered, you can simply select one of the above by completing the Domestic Abuse Champion application form to register.

re you a part of the Domestic Abuse Champion network in Oxfordshire? Have you been waiting patiently to become trained as a DA Champ?

The wait is over!

The original two day training has now been broken down into modules for Oxfordshire.

We will still retain the administration of our network but the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board is administering these new modules. You will need to sign up for the relevant modules (which are still free) by visiting the OSAB training website. Once the DA Champion training module is completed, we will upgrade the requisite access onto your account on our website.

CLICK TO SHOP AND BOOST OUR FUNDSFathers day is just around the corner and whilst you choose online what to get for your dad, please consider that you can boost our funds too- at no extra cost. 

Simply click on the picture to register and then shop as usual online.

Reducing the Risk have an exciting new vacancy for a Training & Development Officer. 

Click on the link above to learn more or pass to someone you think might be interested or share with colleagues.

Any client who requires furniture will now need a completed referral form. We kindly request that this is submitted by yourselves as we class you as one of our recognised & valuable Partner Agencies. Please be aware that Clients will not be able to self refer. 

Please request a referral form by emailing our office

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

Here is an email from a new friend of ours at Galop UK, Nikkie wanted to introduce themself:

I just want to introduce myself, I'm the new Galop National LGBT+ DVA caseworker. We also have leaflets and posters if you would like us to send you any.

The following is from Wendy at the OPCC for Thames Valley regarding Louisa who is one of our DA Champions:

Dear All,

Our good friends at SafeLives have a new project but need some help, here is what they say:

We are making a film – though we are hopeful that it won’t just be SafeLives’ film, but in fact it will be our film.

We are making a short film to combat the silence experienced by survivors, to challenge stigma and to show that there is life after domestic abuse. Our film will show a movement, a community and connection. We hope it has BIG impact. And we would love for you to be involved.

Our good friends and DA Champs at Safe! have a message:

Tickets are now on sale for the SAFE! Conference – Interrupted Childhood: Exploring Young Experiences of Domestic Abuse

This one day conference on Monday 17 June at Oxford Town Hall will bring together multi-agency professionals to consider the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people, and explore practical responses and evidenced based approaches. 

 A range of academics, practitioners and experts by experience will lead presentations and workshops covering:

Our good friends at OAC have a message on their latest poster campaigns:

Our summer poster campaign aims to raise awareness of FGM and connect women and girls across the Thames Valley with frontline support services.
The campaign covers Oxfordshire, East Berkshire, West Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, reaching 4 of the UK’s 11 FGM hotspots. Posters will be displayed in bus stops, schools, GP surgeries, hospitals and community centres.

The launch coincides with the expansion of our schools training, which now includes learning on: