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About Reducing the Risk

We are an Oxfordshire-based charity committed to strengthening our community’s capacity to reduce the risk of domestic abuse and ensure the safety and wellbeing of victims and survivors. We provide safe, confidential support for as long as needed for everyone in Oxfordshire at high risk through abuse, and work with other services to identify emerging needs and develop responsive new programmes.

Reducing the Risk acts as a resource hub for practitioners and volunteers. We provide training and link staff and volunteers into multi-agency networks working together to support adults and children at risk of harm.

Our work


We support some of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable adults and children. We
help to keep them safe from harm and enable them to rebuild their lives.
Through our work we also hope to make a difference to the life chances of
many young people in our community.

We have supported over 3000 victims and their children of whom 2500
have been at high risk. 75% are able to stay safe in their own home.

We support 2,300 DA Champions across the UK. In annual feedback, 98% say they feel confident to respond to and signpost victims of abuse.


We provide training across the UK. In particular our unique local multi-agency model for tackling abuse and exploitation is recognised nationally. We work with other areas to help build and support local networks and foster a joined up approach to safeguarding and empowering victims.

Our services

IDVA service

We work with a number of local partners and agencies to provide the high risk and court IDVA service for Oxfordshire, working with high-risk victims of domestic abuse.

Training services

Reducing the Risk provide a comprehensive range of online and face-to-face training programmes, with capacity to develop bespoke courses upon request.

DA Champions network

We coordinate a national programme which equips and links professionals to provide a joined-up approach to tackling domestic abuse.

Library of good practice

Evaluations and research findings of our own work and practice developments we have been associated with.

Our funding

Our services cost £300,000 a year. A proportion comes from statutory funding and income from our training. However, we raise the largest proportion through donations and charitable trust funding in order to remain independent and act as advocates for our service users.

If you would like to make a donation, or find out more about other ways to help out, please click the button!

News Highlights

For all the latest news from Reducing the Risk, along with any upcoming training announcements please visit our News page.

Reducing the Risk guidance to Covid-19

We are all having to cope with huge changes to work and home life during this unique time in our history, changes that are amplified for those living with domestic abuse. It is essential that we stay in touch regularly with anyone we are concerned about during this time and consider how we can best support them.