DVIP Women Support Service Store in London

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are


We are a division of Richmond Fellowship. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

We are known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We are proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

We focus on helping women to improve their own and their children’s safety. We enable women to explore their experiences of domestic violence and gain more control over their lives. We offer support, safety planning and information, and we promote realistic expectations of our work with her partner or ex-partner on the Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme. We advocate on women’s behalf to statutory agencies.

We offer 1:1 support in person or on the phone and weekly support groups. We encourage women to attend on a regular basis. Our facilitators encourage women to take responsibility for the group and the issues discussed, using a range of counselling, therapeutic and educational techniques. We also encourage women to phone us when they need to.

We proactively contact every woman whose partner is referred to us, by phone and by sending   an information pack. We stay in touch with all women clients through regular phone calls. If there are specific concerns for a woman’s safety or her children’s safety, we make contact a priority and take all available steps to minimise the risks.

Who we help

We support all partners and ex-partners of men using one of our services or has been referred to the Domestic Violence Prevention Programme.

We also support women victims of domestic violence whose children are in care proceedings and Social Services have referred to us for an assessment. 


Getting referred

Please contact us for more information on referring to our services.


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80 Holloway Road
N7 8JG, London,

DVIP Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme Store in London

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are


We are a division of Richmond Fellowship. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

We are known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

At the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP), our aim is to get to the root of the problem by putting the focus back on the perpetrator of domestic abuse, thereby preventing future incidents and creating an environment where the other adults and children in the family are safe.

The DVIP programme has 26 structured sessions designed to help men to understand why they have used abusive behaviour, how they can change this, and how they can work towards respectful relationships with women.

The programme challenges men to take responsibility for their actions rather than blaming their partners or outside factors for their violence. Men are taught to critically assess their gender-based expectations of themselves and their partners. It is not an anger management or counselling group; it is designed specifically to address domestic violence.

The programme draws on a wide range of approaches including cognitive, behavioural, social learning theory, psychodrama, psychotherapeutic and relationship skills teaching. This enables us to create a challenging environment and at the same time offer support for personal change.

Who we help

Any male perpetrator who wants to end their abusive behaviour towards their partner or ex-partner. Any age, background, race and religion are welcome.

The perpetrator must be willing to acknowledge their abusive behaviour.


Getting referred

Please contact us for more information on getting referred and receiving a referral form.


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DVIP Children’s Therapy Service Store in London

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are


We are a division of Richmond Fellowship. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

We are known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

We provide a specialist 1:1 child therapy service for children and young people affected by domestic violence. Our service enables children and young people to address the emotional impact of domestic abuse. By offering a safe, consistent and confidential space, children and young people are able to process difficult and confusing experiences. 

Our play and creative arts therapy sessions are non-directive and child-centred, focusing on the needs and age of the child or young person. We provide an opportunity for children and young people to explore and process their experiences using a range of approaches.

Who we help

Our service works with children and young people aged 3-17 who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse. The child or young person must currently be living in a safe and stable environment and the perpetrator of abuse must not be residing with them. 

Individual therapy is free to children and young people who reside in our contracted London boroughs.


Getting referred

We accept all referrals, including from professionals as well as self-referrals. Referrals from social services must include an up to date chronology and any other reports or assessment which have been carried out. Contact us to discuss referrals, find out if we offer a service in your area, and to request a referral form.


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80 Holloway Road
N7 8JG, London,

Al-Aman Women’s Support Service Store in London

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are


We are the Arabic speaking project for DVIP. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

DVIP is known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

The Al-Aman service offers 1:1 support in person or on the phone and weekly support groups. The main aim is to educate and raise awareness about gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

Our women’s group consists of ESOL classes and various workshops facilitated by professionals from the Citizens Advice Bureau, physical, sexual and mental health agencies. 

We also signpost or make referrals for support from Adult & Children’s services, legal, counselling and educational institutions. We encourage women to phone us if they need to and to self refer for local support. 

We also deliver presentations, trainings and workshops to professionals and community members on Harmful Practices.

Who we help

This service offers support to any woman including Arabic-speaking women who live in London and experience domestic violence from a partner, ex-partner or family members. 


Getting referred

Please contact us for further information on our Al-Aman services and how to get referred.


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N7 8JG, London,

DVIP Young People Using Violence and Abuse (YUVA) Store in London

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are


We are a division of Richmond Fellowship. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

We are known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

We work with young people 1:1 to identify and change their violent/abusive behaviours. The programme draws on a variety of approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy, attachment theory and systemic practice.

We work to explore more effective ways of communicating distress that are safer and address any underlying beliefs and attitudes supporting their use of violence.

Parents are offered 1:1 sessions that focus on exploring their experiences and supporting them to take steps to make themselves and their family safer. 

Who we help

YUVA works with young people aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 where there are a wide range of specific needs) who have used violence / abuse towards their parents/carers. The service also supports parents/carers experiencing abuse from their child. 


Getting referred

We accept all referrals, directly from parents and organisations working with young people. We require consent from both the parent and the young person if a referral is to be made on behalf of a family.

Contact us to discuss referrals, find out if we offer a service in your area and to request a referral form.


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80 Holloway Road
N7 8JG, London,

DVIP Family Courts Team Store in London

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are

We are a division of Richmond Fellowship. For over 25 years, DVIP have been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

We are known as an authority in the UK in providing specialised domestic violence services. The Home Office has cited DVIP as a model of good practice, and the Office of the Mayor of London has recognised our contribution to women’s safety. We’re proud that our Violence Prevention Programme is one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.

What we do

The DVIP Family Courts Team are a small team of specialists who offer expert domestic violence assessments in the public and private family courts, including cases being worked under the Public Law Outline (PLO).

The Family Courts Team provide the following types of assessments:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Vulnerability Assessments of victims
  • Joint Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Final Reports, following completion of treatment programmes
  • Family Member Assessments of third party carers

Who we help

Families where Domestic Abuse is or was an issue, involved or likely to be involved in court proceedings. 


Getting referred

Please contact us for further information on getting referred to our services.


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80 Holloway Road
London, N7 8JG,

MyTime Drive Project Store in Birmingham

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are

MyTime logoMy Time is an award-winning, pioneering and innovative, multi-lingual, community domestic abuse and mental health service provider working in the Midlands. MyTime is a division of Richmond Fellowship.

What we do

Our Drive service is an intensive intervention that works with high-harm and serial perpetrators of Domestic abuse to challenge behaviour, hold perpetrators to account and prevent further abuse and harm to victims and children.

The service, which is jointly funded by the PCC and Home office, operates across both Birmingham and Sandwell regions, chosen due to the significant number of DA cases within both areas.

The intervention is directly focused on high harm and serial perpetrators of abuse and is tailored to address the primary needs and remove barriers to engagement, enabling effective behaviour change work to safely be undertaken. An intensive one-to-one case management approach to tackle offending and hold perpetrators accountable for the abuse is adopted and each case will be responded to on an individual basis and in the best interests of the victims and children.  New enhancements to the service means that there is additional specialist support for cases whereby there are presentations of issues pertaining to substance misuse and mental health as well as a specialist post to work with our BAME demographics.

MyTime is delivering the programme in both areas, with an expert team of trained professionals, who work closely with statutory and voluntary agencies including the police, probation, mental health services, victim/survivor services, and children’s services, to prevent and end abuse. Victims/survivors will be provided with support throughout the Drive intervention.

Drive has been highlighted in both the government’s VAWG strategy and the Domestic Abuse Bill for its innovative approach to working with perpetrators.

Who we help

This service supports both perpetrators of domestic violence and victims/survivors.


Getting referred

For information on referral please contact us or visit:  driveproject.org.uk


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236 Bristol Road
Edgbaston
B5 7SL, Birmingham,

MyTime Young People Using Violence and Abuse (YUVA) Store in Birmingham

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are

MyTime logoMy Time is an award-winning, pioneering and innovative, multi-lingual, community domestic abuse and mental health service provider working in the Midlands. MyTime is a division of Richmond Fellowship. 

What we do

Our YUVA service provides a specifically tailored young people’s intervention designed to work with young people aged 11-18 years old age, who have used or are using violence or abuse towards their parent or carer.

This service is designed to support a young person to identify their abusive behaviours and to help them learn new non-abusive alternatives to abusive behaviour.

This service also works directly with the parent or carer who is impacted by the abuse to provide support to them throughout the duration of the intervention. This intervention may be delivered in the form of 1:1 work and/or group work.

Who we help

  • Young people aged between 11-18 using or have used violence or abuse towards a parent/carer. Parents/carers of the young person may also seek support.
  • Must reside within Dudley, Sandwell or Walsall.


Getting referred

Referrals are directly received from social care within Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

Referral Criteria:

  • Child or young person between the ages of 11 – 18 years
  • Perpetrating or displaying abusive behaviour towards their parent or carer
  • Acknowledgement by one or more parties (parent or young person for support)
  • Contact details of parents / carer
  • Willingness to engage in the service
  • Consent from both parties (included as part of the referral)


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MyTime Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme Store in Birmingham

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are

MyTime logoMy Time is an award-winning, pioneering and innovative, multi-lingual, community domestic abuse and mental health service provider working in the Midlands. MyTime is a division of Richmond Fellowship.

What we do

Our Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes are a structured group work intervention designed to work with those perpetrating abuse within their intimate relationships.

The aim of the programme is to support those perpetrating abuse to address their behaviours, and encourage positive behaviour and attitudinal change, with the view to reducing the risk of harm to the victim, whether this be a current or past partner, and any children.

Who we help

We currently deliver the DVPP in a number of locations across the Midlands.

For the West Midlands Regional Programme we offer services in: Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Coventry. 

For the Telford and Wrekin Programme we offer our services in: Telford and Wrekin.

For the CAFCASS regional programme we are able to offer services in the following areas: Birmingham, Worcestershire, Coventry, Wolverhampton / Telford, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Northampton. 

All DVPP services are commissioned for male perpetrators and women survivors/victims. You must be over the age of 18 and residing in the above areas. Both parties must have consented to take part and be willing to engage. 


Getting referred

There are a number of referral routes / mechanisms into the programme depending on your circumstances. Our referral criteria differs across our commissioned areas of service, please get in contact for further clarification on this.

Our West Midlands DVPP service is commissioned by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, accepting referrals exclusively from professionals making referrals on behalf of clients; Childrens Social, West Midlands Police and National Probation Service.

Our Telford and Wrekin service is commissioned exclusively for Telford and Wrekin, accepting referrals from professionals making referrals on behalf of Childrens Social.

Our CAFCASS regional programme is commissioned by Cafcass, for court ordered and directed Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes.  Referrals are accepted exclusively from Cafcass Family Court Advisors.

For anyone who is not involved with any of the above approved agencies, the option to self refer for a Domestic Abuse programme is available.  For all private referrals a fee is charged for the service.

For further information in relation to course duration, programme times, and fees please contact: Mytimeinfo@richmondfellowship.org.uk


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236 Bristol Road
Edgbaston
B5 7SL, Birmingham,

MyTime Victim / Survivor Support Service Store in Birmingham

Categories: Domestic Abuse

Who we are

MyTime logoMy Time is an award-winning, pioneering and innovative, multi-lingual, community domestic abuse and mental health service provider working in the Midlands. MyTime is a division of Richmond Fellowship. 

What we do

As part of all DVPP programme’s offered by the organisation all female intimate partners or ex partners of male participants must be offered the opportunity to engage in an integrated support service for victims and survivors.

The primary aim of work with perpetrators through the DVPP is to increase the safety and wellbeing of survivors and their children.

Having an integrated support service provision for survivors which works in conjunction with any interventions undertaken for males is paramount.  The reason for this is any risk management and reduction should be prioritised through the work we undertake, and our work should not create additional risk for survivors of abuse.

Who we help

Victims/survivors of domestic abuse where the male perpetrator is participating in our DVPP programme. Victims have a choice about their participation in this service.


Getting referred

It is important to note that ISS services are not always delivered internally depending on the contractual arrangements of the service.

Whilst the organisation offers and internal ISS service for all Cafcass and privately referred men to the programme, our West Midlands Regional DVPP service, and Telford and Wrekin Service consists of external ISS partners.

Please contact us for further information on getting referred and the services in your region.


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Address

236 Bristol Road
Edgbaston
B5 7SL, Birmingham,