News from RtR

Click to Link to the podcastsWe are pleased to announce that the recent adaptation of Happy Even After from a live performance to an audio play has been a huge success. The play has proved to be as impactive as a podcast as it was on a stage with a superbly written script and wonderful portrayal by great actors.

Our friends at Hourglass (formerly Action Against Elder Abuse) have a message regarding a recent survey they carried out. It reveals some startling statistics:

With more people using their time at home to tick some jobs off their to-do lists, Give as you Live has created a Home Improvements campaign to share.

Our lovely friends at FORWARD UK are always so helpful and very keen to spread news of their survey and we would ask that you please help them:

Our very own Training and Development Officer, Amelia, will be holding a virtual pub quiz on Saturday 6th June to fundraise for Reducing the Risk, and Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre!

Join us from 7:00pm-9:00pm for some quizzing and fun (and maybe a drink!). 

We heard of a scoping excercise taking place in Bucks and made contact with Talkback who were very keen to hear from any of our DA Champions or readers. Please contribute to this important initiative:

Don't forget, we are always happy accepting donations (see bottom of this webpage) but our good friend and patron, Frank Mullane is also having an interesting fundraiser on 30th May:

Dear All,

Reducing the Risk would like to welcome the new police commander for Northern Oxfordshire to her post. We are confident that the successful collaboration between us and the LPA continues and that we can all work closely to reduce the risk to victims of domestic abuse. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Johns for his unflinching support and willigness to improve the response to domestic abuse in his area. We are very grateful for his efforts, collaboration and readiness to address any local problems. We wish him a wonderful retirement.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Training

Duration: 2.5 hours (1 hour pre-reading, 1.5 hour interactive Zoom training)

For: Those who encounter people who may be experiencing domestic abuse whether in their work (whether paid or voluntary) or in their personal lives (neighbours, friends, family or colleagues). It is also suitable for individuals waiting to train as Domestic Abuse Champions with Reducing the Risk.

 Here is an appeal for important research into DHRs by the University of Sussex:

Help improve our understanding of the DHR process in England and Wales. 

You are invited to take part in a PhD study exploring people's experience of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), including how they operate in practice, what works, and whether the process could be improved. 

To take part you must be aged 18 or over, and have participated in a DHR in England or Wales in some way: