22nd Oct, 2020

National charity to deliver new approach to tackle domestic abuse in Worcestershire

Ross Crawford 20th Jul, 2018

NATIONAL charity Cranstoun has been appointed to deliver a new approach to tackling domestic abuse in Worcestershire.

‘Drive’ is a new multi-agency response to domestic abuse that encourages people to stop asking, “Why doesn’t she/he leave?” and start asking, “Why doesn’t he/she stop?”

It aims to reduce the number of victims by challenging and supporting perpetrators to change while holding them to account.

West Mercia Police Commissioner John Campion said: “If we’re ever going to reduce the number or severity of incidences of domestic abuse, we need to get to the root of the problem with a strong organisation to help us achieve that.

“While there is some incredible support out there for victims, there is a glaring hole around working with perpetrators which is why I am pleased Drive is being introduced in an area of West Mercia.”

Annie Steele, director of operations for Cranstoun, said: “We are delighted to be a part of Drive and look forward to working to successfully mobilise the service across Worcestershire.”

County Councillor John Smith, cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “We’re proud to be backing this campaign to offer an innovative approach to working with perpetrators to prevent domestic violence.”

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