News from RtR

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.

Our Chief Champion for West Berks, Chloe, has been her usual dynamic self and arranged more training events for her network.

If you need to sign up for the DA Awareness day (modules 1 & 2) the click on our Upcoming Training page link to find out more.

If you are in West Berks and have completed or signed up for Mods 1&2 (DA Awareness Day), and have registered with us already and want to take the Champ day training, then please select one of the dates to drop us a line and we will add you to the list.

  • October 10, 2019, 10:00-16:00 — Shaw House, Newbury — Accepting bookings

  • December 3, 2019, 10:00-16:00 — Downsway Primary, Tilehurst — Accepting bookings

Here is a message from our Chair of Trustees, Romy Briant:

'Reducing the Risk is delighted to announce that we are being supported by the National Lottery over the next four years. The grant is to enable us to:

  • enhance the Champion Networks, for example through a focus on young people  
  • extend the Champion Network approach more widely across the UK
  • sustain the  Champion Network approach, in particular through employing a part time business manager to increase our resilience and ensure we can continue to support the Networks in future.

We are hugely grateful to the National Lottery.

If you haven't already completed it, use the Domestic Abuse Champion application form to apply for this course. 

The following dates are now listed for training to become a DA Champion. If you have already registered with us, just click on a date to email us and we will list you onto the selected event

One of our long standing DA Champions found a remarkable interactive infographic.

It is interactive and covers some "fast facts" about

I am a third year Criminology student at the University of Derby and I am seeking potential participants for my dissertation research project.

The aim of the research is to investigate domestic abuse in the form of coercive control against male victims within intimate partner violence relationships.

Here is news of an interesting theatre show playing in Oxford this week. Here is what was sent to us:

I work for a dance theatre company — we have a show called Smack That (a conversation) which is going to be at Oxford Playhouse next week. And I thought the show might be of interest to your staff and clients?

Please find below more information on dance theatre show 'Smack That (a conversation)' by Rhiannon Faith which will be at:

Oxford Playhouse, Burton Taylor Studio, Thursday 25 April 2019, 7.30pm  

We had the following email from our good friends at Deaf Hope. Here is what this great service can offer:

Our good friends and DA Champs at A2 Dominion want to share their initiative and ask for your vote to help secure some funding- here is a message from Luke:

A2 Dominion's Domestic Abuse service have been shortlisted for a “dragons’ den” style event for a chance to win a share of £100k, which we would use to increase our helpline and access service in West Berks.

The last few months has seen a veritable explosion in the number of trainers we now have across many of our areas. They are DA Champs and come from a wide variety of busy agencies but volunteer to help their area spread awareness of the issues around domestic abuse.