News from RtR

We've been very busy adapting and expanding our training to accommodate the lockdown. This has included  recently running a number of webinars which have now been edited. We would  like to express our thanks to our four speakers so far.

We are also very grateful to all who attended and these are for you, as well as anyone that did not manage to attend the event but are nevertheless interested:

The following is a message for all Oxfordshire based Champions from OSCB:

Dear Colleague,

As you are aware, earlier this year, the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board postponed all face to face courses for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many people ask us what is happening with the long awaited DA Bill and where is it now in the process. It has survived Brexit, the general election and a pandemic but is still moving ever onward.

We wanted to raise awareness about an interesting service:

Young Women’s Trust supports young women aged 18-30 with free telephone coaching, helping them build strong mental health, set goals and stay motivated. They also offer a free CV feedback service giving personalised, detailed feedback on CVs and job applications. You can find out more here.

Sadly, we have to report on a recent evaluation of the 10 week voluntary, Positive Relationships Programme funded by Thames Valley PCC. The programme was for those who feel they have an issue in their relationships and want to address their behaviour.

This evaluation from the Centre for Public Innovation, has recommended the programme should close.

Many of you trained Champions may recognise this lady — Fiona played the role of Lil in our risk assessment videos.

Fiona Bowler is a very busy lady and she has a very personal campaign. Please listen and support her in this really important and personal work. She is in search of new cosmetic products for any woman going into refuge for their safety. Consider if you can help her.


COVID19 and the lockdown has brought some dismal times and terrible news stories and awful experiences for many people.

We would like to change that by promoting any good news stories about domestic abuse, about us or what we provide. So, we are asking for videos, written pieces or anecdotes about:

Our good friend and Champ Trainer, Amanda (Panda) Phelan is at it again spreading her cheer and goodwill:

I hope you are all safe and well.

Our friends at Galop wanted to share some of their new initiatives and resources:

Support for Survivors

These information sheets offer advice and support for any LGBT+ person who is experiencing domestic abuse. We know that it can be a big and sometimes difficult step to access professional support. Knowing options and resources can help.

This amazing new film from the charity Refuge looks at domestic abuse in lockdown and brilliantly highlights many issues. It was spotted by our Associate Trainer Jo Lovell; thanks Jo.