News from RtR

This was suggested by one of our DA Champion trainers in Bucks — thanks Trev. Bucks Family Information Service have produced a useful document with links for practitioners in Bucks.

This is aimed at all domestic abuse Champions wherever you are.

The last bulletin was sent on 12th November amidst a large number of emails bouncing back to us as undeliverable. This was compounded by a technical glitch which meant that some of you received the bulletin repeatedly. We are very sorry about that.

One of our trusty Champion Trainers (thanks Jo) suggested we consider inserting the Parental Relationships Spectrum into our training.

The spectrum stems from the Stephanou Foundation's programme called For Baby's Sake. This programme was created in response to the evidence about the life-long mental and physical health risks parental relationships cause - and about why babies are especially affected.

This came in from Megan, one of our DA Champions about a new initiative running in Oxfordshire.

Elmore Community Services support marginalised and disenfranchised people throughout Oxfordshire. 

Well, as we near the festive season, many of us are gearing up for  the Christmas gift shopping.

We are a charity who can go that bit further with private donations and regularly get queries about donating to us, especially at this time of year. So, whether you just want to simply shop online or you want to run up a mountain or just make a donation with or without Gift Aid, read on...

Operation Naseby was the name given by Thames Valley Police to their investigation into the deaths of two elderly residents from the same road in Maids Moreton in Bucks.

This sounds as if it comes out of a Midsomer Murders drama but tragically, this callous perpetrator seduced an elderly gay man whom he poisoned to death.

He then moved on to seduce a nearby elderly spinster whom he defrauded of thousands of pounds. Sadly this case has so much learning - elderly but well educated and professional victims, intimate male and female victims, coercive control, spiritual abuse - and much more. 

It is critical that candidates looking for your vote are aiming to deliver DA services for victims, perpetrators and children. Our good friends at SafeLives have created a great campaign aimed to the forthcoming general election. Here is what they say:

Hello Domestic Abuse Champions! 

It’s lovely to e-meet you and thank you for all the hard work you do as a Champion, on top of your actual jobs! I’m Amelia and have just joined Reducing the Risk as Training and Development Officer.

The following is a message from our old friend and DA Champion, Kerry at A2Dominion DA Services (ADAS) who are now working in Bucks:

The following is a message from Hayley, our current Chief Champ for Bucks. Having attended a recent conference hosted by the Alice Ruggles Trust, we would heartily recommend this to all our Champs in Bucks:

Dear Champions,