Domestic Abuse Restorative Family Approaches

Domestic Abuse Restorative Family Approaches

The Domestic Abuse Restorative Family Approaches Consortium is made up of six organisations. Atal Y Fro, Cardiff and Vale College, Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership, Ignition Creative Learning, STTEPS and Tros Gynnal Plant have agreed to work together for a period of three years to source funding which enables restorative whole family working where there is domestic abuse.

In July 2014 the consortium was awarded a sum of money from a competed fund from the Ministry of Justice via the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner. This funding was to research, design and pilot a model for delivery. The model will be replicable and a series of manuals will be created to explain and support this.

The innovative, unique model designed by the consortium is the Choices for Change model and it is based on extensive research and effective best practice. The first families will be referred into the model in February 2015, the current funding period will end on 31st March in the same year. Following this funding period the consortium will issue licences to use the model on application, will be able to provide a team to deliver in the nearby locality and would hope to continue to evaluate and pilot with its original core team in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.