News from RtR

Queries about this came up in a recent training where some practitioners had been aware of cases which had not been recorded as repeats to MARAC. We thought it relevant to apprise all our readers of the issue and ensure things are recognised and recorded appropriately:

Where a case has been heard at a MARAC (having been assessed as high risk of serious harm) and  then a subsequent incident arises within the following 12 months, it should be referred back to that MARAC if it meets the criteria from SafeLives:

This is for all our Champions awaiting their training in Bucks 

We have just heard from our wonderul temporary Chief Champ and have listed the courses below.

This was sent in by one of our trusty Champions in Bucks. 

Our good friends and DA Champs at OSARCC are recruiting- here is a message from Beth:


SEE Project Coordinator


Salary: Band 6c £29,184 — £30,900 per annum (pro rata) Permanent Contract


Flexible (25-37 hours per week with job sharing option), based in Oxford with travel around Oxfordshire

Here is a message from Kerry who works for DA services in Bucks

“We are holding a Coffee Morning for both referrers and potential clients to come and meet the Managing Emotions Group facilitators, it is an informal event to learn more about what is on offer and to ask any questions.

Following funding success with the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, The National Lottery Community Fund and Children in Need, SAFE! is recruiting to several roles across the Thames Valley for both the Young Victims Service and Building Respectful Families, working with families affected by Child on Parent Violence. I would be grateful if you could forward these opportunities across your networks.


We realise it has been some time since Oxfordshire enjoyed their own Champ Network Meeting.

For many reasons this had not happened but we have now agreed to take over the reins again and are therefore hosting one at 1pm-4pm on 19th March 2020 at County Hall.

All Champions (trained and waiting for training) are very welcome to come along. Just book a place!

Below is a message from Jade, the new Chief Champion in our West Berks network about new training events in the borough. If you have attended the West Berks' DA Awareness training and been waiting to become a DA Champion:

We wanted to highlight to anyone in Torbay waiting for training to become a Champion of domestic abuse that we now have some new events listed thanks to Jason your Chief Champ in Torbay. If you have not yet registered, simply apply online and the dates are available for you to join the course when you apply.

Due to a few changes and shuffling of staff in our small Oxfordshire IDVA team, we are happy to announce that we have the following vacancy:

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)  £25,000 – £27,000pa

Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse provides specialist independent domestic violence services in Oxfordshire. This includes providing a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning and implementation.

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