Towards Change

Promoting awareness among perpetrators of domestic abuse

Aim of the programme:

The programme was designed by an experienced probation officer specifically for Polish perpetrators. It aims to explore and start addressing perpetrators’ issues and to give them foundations for further work on their beliefs and behaviour.

Course objectives:

  • Improve clients’ understanding of abusive behaviours

  • Increase understanding of the impact of their abusive behaviours on children, partners and themselves

  • Increase clients’ knowledge about safe methods of managing their behaviour by gaining more insight into their thoughts, feelings and emotions

  • Increase the safety of victims

We deliver this programme in close cooperation with the referring agency and an organisation that supports victims to ensure the safety of the family during our involvement with clients.

Duration

1-2-1 course - 6 weeks - 1,5 hour sessions

Courses are delivered online via Zoom by an experienced and qualified Polish-speaking practitioner.

 

Find out when we are delivering this course and book your place!

Our services for perpetrators are designed and delivered by an experienced Polish-speaking probation officer. She has worked for the National Probation Service since 2006 and supported different types of offenders from low to high risk on a one-to-one basis and in group work. She delivered a variety of accredited programmes, including the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP) and Building Better Relationships (BBR). She is also a qualified social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a qualified and practising counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Feedback from participants

"The course helped me to stop drinking and socialising with people who had a bad influence on me. I am calmer now, I don't argue with my partner. We are trying."

"It was very helpful to talk to someone in Polish."