Fresh Start Buckinghamshire
Fresh Start is taking referrals.
This new service sets out to test and explore a number of ideas, approaches and service models in providing individual work with those using violence and abuse in relationships.
The service is based around an individual programme for perpetrators of domestic violence. It builds upon a programme developed by Respect, NOMS and the Scottish Government. It aims to provide a flexible model of work responsive to the spectrum of individual needs of these men and their families.
- The service will work closely with Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors, Children's Social Care, Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and other agencies and protocols across the whole of Buckinghamshire. Fresh Start aim to enhance the provision of a co-ordinated response across the Buckinghamshire.
- The service seeks to engage with those individuals identified as at high risk of committing further violence towards partners and ex-partners. Referrals to Fresh Start should show some commitment to constructing lives without abuse.
- The service is being delivered by a consortium of Respect, Women's Aid and Relate in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.
Fresh Start is now taking referrals from professionals in Buckinghamshire, see below to make a referral. Service delivery takes place in Aylesbury, Milton Keynes or High Wycombe.
Fresh Start staff
Bob Sherrington - Individual Programme Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01908 295739
Sarah Waller - Partner Support Co-ordinator
For more information on the referral process please click here.
To download the Referral Form click here.
To download the CAADA-DASH Risk Identification Checklist click here.
Fresh Start is delivered by a consortium of Respect, Women's Aid and Relate in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire who are all committed to maximising the learning from this initiative and will be working with an external researcher in the design and delivery of the service.
Over the coming months we will keep others informed of the progress of the service and lessons learnt through our websites and newsletters.
Key consortium contacts
Respect - Neil Blacklock email@example.com
MK Act (Women's Aid Milton Keynes) - Coleen Kelly Coleen@MK-ACT.org
Relate Milton Keynes - Gwilym Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org and
Fiona Paine email@example.com