Our Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP) offers men who have been abusive an opportunity to address their behaviour towards their intimate partner, future partner and other close relations. The focus of the programme is ensuring the safety of women and children through challenging core beliefs of perpetrators and increasing self awareness.
About our programme
The My Time DVPP course takes a cognitive behavioural therapeutic approach embedded in a psycho-educational syllabus, offering progression reports and liaison with the appropriate authorities in relation to individual cases. Our facilitators in all locations specialise in domestic violence and are respect trained.
Our programme is offered over 30 weeks with weekly sessions for our clients.
The programme has been designed so that once an assessment has taken place and a client is deemed suitable they can join the course at any stage to cover all 30 sessions and topics.
There are currently three referral routes for the programme which are:
- Self referrals (for which a fee applies)
- Referrals through local authority (Regional programme -where client meets criteria)
- Referrals through CAFCASS (where client meets criteria)
An Integrated Support Service (ISS) is also offered as a part of our programme for the female victim / survivor of domestic abuse, should they wish to access this. Depending on the referral route for clients to this service, the integrated support offer may be delivered by Female Services or ourselves.
The ISS service enables the victim / survivor to have an allocated worker who can provide them with 1:1 emotional and practical support and empowerment. Regular progression updates are also provided in terms of the client enrolled onto the programme.
Where we offer support
We currently deliver the DVPP in a number of locations across the West Midlands.
For the West Midlands Regional Programme we offer services in:
For the CAFCASS regional programme we are able to offer services in the following areas:
- Wolverhampton / Telford
Who we can help
Our service is available for male perpetrators of domestic violence aged over 18 years of age.
Referrals for the regional programme can be made via Children services for families that are subject to a CP or CIN plan.
Criteria for suitability:
- Hetrosexual father or carer of child / children currently on a child protection or child in need plan
- Father must be 18 years or over
- Accepting some level of responsibility for Domestic Abuse
- No history of attempted strangulation perpetrated against partners / ex partners
- Full contact details of females involved (current/ex partners)
- Signed consent from adults prior to referral.
Referrals for the CAFCASS regional programme can be made via CAFCASS directly, please contact us for the appropriate referral form.
Private Self referrals are accepted as well as referrals made with clients consent by a third party where clients are not eligible for either for the above programmes and will be fee paying.
For further information about the programme, referral routes, fees that may apply or to make a referral please contact:
Sarah Jegou DVPP Service Lead on: 0121 7666699 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Our approach is underpinned five key principles of mental health support:
- Open dialogue – transparency, words to words, tolerating uncertainty and healing
- Person centred – unconditional positive regard and empathy
- Action psychology – do and reflect, practical action to improve the situation
- Community self help solutions – creating opportunities