Provided by South Yorkshire CRC Inspire to Change has been designed to help perpetrators of domestic abuse learn new skills and find ways to manage and control their abusive behaviour. It encourages participants to think and behave more positively to prevent harm to their partner, children and family in the future.
What is Inspire to Change perpetrator support?
Inspire to Change is available for men and women aged 16 and above who have been abusive controlling and/or violent to their partner or spouse. It is designed to help participants learn new skills and find ways to manage and control their abusive behaviour. It encourages participants to think and behave more positively to prevent harm to their partner, children and family in the future. The service is free for those who are motivated to make a change in their behaviour and work to improve their relationships.
What does support look like?
The service tailors support and learning to each individuals’ needs, which are identified via assessment. At the first appointment, fully trained staff will meet with participants to develop their own personal Inspire to Change plan. This plan may include:
- setting up one to one sessions
- booking on a short respectful relationship course – a 12 session programme
- taking part in a more intensive and in-depth course called Building Better Relationships – a 30 session programme
- participating in group work sessions
Once a personal plan has been agreed, staff will work closely with participants to ensure they feel comfortable and confident to take the next step in their Inspire to Change journey. Inspire to Change can also provide support and advice to help address wider issues linked to abusive behaviour such as addiction problems, debt and unemployment.
How can I get a referral into the service?
Self-referrals and referrals by any professional working with the perpetrator, the victim or family are accepted. Contact CRC by telephone on 0114 2567270, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website www.inspiretochange.co.uk to download a referral form.
What about support for the victim?
Support to the victim is also available whilst the perpetrator is receiving Inspire to Change support and is provided in Sheffield by IDAS Domestic Abuse Support service. If you are a victim wanting to know more about Inspire to Change for a perpetrator, then find more information at www.inspiretochange.co.uk . However, if you want to discuss the abuse you are experiencing and want to know more about support for you then contact our Sheffield Domestic Abuse helpline on 0808 808 2241.