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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.