News from RtR

SafeLives are making a short film to combat the silence experienced by survivors, to challenge stigma and to show that there is life after domestic abuse, and are aking for help from individuals and partner organisations. They are asking survivors to submit short selfie videos of themselves to show that there is no ‘typical’ survivor. As with anything that gets put on the internet, they can’t guarantee where it will end up, so be aware of that before deciding to take part.

Reducing the Risk has an exciting new vacancy for a Business Manager. This is a new post for us which brings opportunity for the appointee to establish and develop their role.  The Business Manager will hold a financial overview, and have a significant responsibility for revising and refreshing our business plan with us and marketing our business. They will work closely with the Chair and report quarterly to the trustees. Click through to learn more, or pass the link to someone you think might be interested.

Reducing the Risk has an exciting new vacancy for a Training & Development Officer. The post provides a significant opportunity to enhance our community’s capacity to tackle abuse and ultimately to make a difference to the lives of victims and their children. Click through to learn more, or pass the link to someone you think might be interested.

Tickets are now on sale for the SAFE! Conference – Interrupted Childhood: Exploring Young Experiences of Domestic Abuse

This one day conference on Monday 17 June at Oxford Town Hall will bring together multi-agency professionals to consider the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people, and explore practical responses and evidenced based approaches. 

 A range of academics, practitioners and experts by experience will lead presentations and workshops covering:

  • The impact of growing up with domestic abuse
  • Understanding Child on Parent Violence – plus practical ways to respond
  • Parenting after abuse – supporting parents to help their children
  • Promoting a trauma informed approach to experiences of abuse in childhood
  • Launching a multi-agency consultation on peer on peer abuse in the Thames Valley
  • Broken hearted – combating abuse in teenage relationships
  • Full list of speakers and workshops to follow soon.

Delegate fee of £65 (plus booking fee) includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. To secure your place please follow the link through Eventbrite Website

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.