With support from Lloyds Bank Foundation and local Police and Crime Commissioners leading social sector organisations, Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance have joined forces to pilot Drive in Sussex, Essex and South Wales. The Drive model explicitly targets high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse associated with victims who have been referred to the MARAC. Safelives aims to develop a sustainable, national response to high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse that combines intensive individual case management with a co-ordinated multi-agency response and systems change.

The Hampton Trust have formed a partnership with DVIP to launch Drive in West Sussex. This programme commenced in February 2016 and is due to finish in September 2019. Following this, stakeholders in West Sussex will review the impact of Drive and make recommendations for the future.

Safelives are now expanding Drive to 5 further sites which include continuation in South Wales and new pilots in London, West Midlands, West Mercia and Norfolk.

To find out more review Safelives Drive Evaluation. 

Case Studies

See for yourself how the work of the Hampton Trust has transformed lives for the better

Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended

D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]

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Taking steps to address his behaviour

A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]

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Accessing local services for additional support

D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]

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Accessing additional support to make changes

C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]

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