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The most positive part of the intervention was seeing the changes and how much I am growing as a person. I found the tools really useful; time out gave me and my partner cooling off periods. I used the pressure gauge to tell me when I needed a timeout. I’m using other skills too, like positive self-talk. I recognised during the course how bad I had been, in doing this it allowed me to change. The practitioners were caring and supported me through the whole course, they taught me so many life skills.

ADAPT Participant

The ACEs video made me realise how I have to change. I don’t want my kids to end up like me, I want to break the cycle.

ADAPT participant

The information the ADAPT facilitator has provided for a mutual, complex case has been invaluable to Child Protection processes. Their input has helped me understand the tools the client is using to manage his behaviour, which I can now reinforce in our one-to-one sessions.

Children’s Social Worker

I think I need to actually look at my own childhood now to make sure I don’t repeat the same patterns, can you help me with this.

Caring Dads participant

Great group discussion around the importance of accepting our childhood experiences and how these shape our parenting style now.

Caring Dads participant

One of the most informative sessions I have been on as well as engaging. It was an eye opener to be able to see and listen to what it’s actually about. I would encourage whoever takes this course to really pay attention because it’s thanks to this course that has given me and my partner more insight on how we can improve and maintain our relationship in a healthy way so thank you very much and I hope I am able to give back in some way or another.

CARA participant

I will keep a positive relationship with my children. Changed my attitude, things are a lot clearer and have gained awareness.

CARA participant

My partner seems more respectful of my boundaries whereas before he would harass me. I have noticed a positive change in his behaviour.

Partner of CARA participant

He has learnt some things and is trying harder. He has recently got a full-time job which has also helped. The course has helped us start talking.

Partner of CARA participant

I found the training really helpful in opening my eyes to seeing perpetrators as part of the solution to reducing risks to children. The DARE training has given me the confidence and tools to help me have those conversations with perpetrators to help facilitate change. It has also helped me to have discussions with colleagues who may be supporting the victims and help signpost and offer advice on where to seek help and support.

DARE training participant

I've had training on supporting the victims of domestic violence but not so much on the perpetrators. I found this training particularly useful for that reason. We have conversations with clients daily and I've always struggled to approach this subject, I feel better prepared for these conversations now.

DARE training participant

I received so much help and advice to help me get through this challenging time and she was very good with keeping me regularly updated. I felt the support was invaluable.

ISVA client

Thank you for everything. I had so many services let me down, but you stayed with me during my whole journey and restored my faith in a service. I will miss working with you but I will definitely recommend you to people, so they know where to get excellent support.

ISVA client

The ISVA Service is extremely helpful, and we value the work that they do. We are able to put in the referrals and have someone allocated so quickly. It is reassuring to know there is support from the ISVA Service for the victims if we are not getting round to things as quickly as we’d like to.

Police officer

The JUNO facilitators were so very kind and caring, sensitive and supportive. And I did not feel judged at all.

JUNO participant

I really did not want to attend, and my anxiety was through the roof. Within minutes of arriving, you made me feel safe and comfortable. I had no intention of sharing my story as I feel so ashamed but again, I felt so comfortable and like I was in a room with a bunch of friends.

JUNO participant

I feel relieved that I got this, I am finally getting the help I need.

JUNO participant