Inspire To Change

Introducing Inspire to Change – Sheffield’s first voluntary perpetrator support service

Who is providing the service?
South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), who have a wealth of perpetrator intervention experience, have introduced a new support service for perpetrators of domestic abuse, called Inspire to Change. The service is funded by the four South Yorkshire Local Authorities and The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy Consultation Questionnaire

The draft Sheffield Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy (2018-2022) has been widely consulted on in domestic and sexual abuse specialist groups.

The strategy’s strapline is ‘Preventing Domestic and Sexual Abuse is everyone’s business’, and therefore we have developed a questionnaire that provides an opportunity for anyone in the general public, anyone accessing your service and anyone working in your service to provide their own individual feedback.

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New local guidance on ‘asking the question’ and using interpreters.

Two new local guidance documents are now available to download.

We know that it is very easy for people who are suffering abuse to keep it to themselves even when asked directly. Domestic Abuse – Asking the Question guidance is intended to help practitioners think about how to ask about domestic abuse in such a way as to encourage disclosure.

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New Leaflets

Sheffield DACT has produced two new leaflets (click here to access them):

How to spot the signs of domestic abuse and what to do is for professionals and includes information about signs and symptoms but also how to refer and how to recognise risk factors
Welcome to Sheffield is for new arrivals and others for whom pictorial illustrations may be useful for describing what is considered abusive behaviour in Sheffield

If you want hard copies please contact

Our Stories – Domestic Abuse Service User Film

‘Our Stories’ is a film developed by members of the Sheffield Domestic Abuse Service reference group in 2015.

The women involved reflect on their experiences with different agencies and their personal experiences of domestic abuse. They talk about the response of Police, Health and Social Care services to victims.

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Disrespect NoBody : New National Campaign

The Disrespect NoBody campaign is aimed at 12 to 18 year old boys and girls with the aim of preventing them from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships by encouraging young people to re-think their views of violence, abuse, controlling behaviour and what consent means within their relationships.

The campaign is supported by a dedicated website where young people can go to get further information on these issues. The website contains interactive polls, quizzes and young people can also read case studies about other young people who have experienced abuse and how they sought help.