News from RtR

We recently had the privilige of delivering our face to face DA Champion training to a wonderful new batch of Torbay practitioners. They were all connected to the new Standing Tall Partnership in the area.

Standing Tall  has also just published some great videos and we thought we would share one with information about this wonderful initiative.

The Standing Tall Partnership in Torbay

Hello to all Domestic Abuse Champs, whether trained, partially trained or waiting to attend.

We have a couple of important messages:

Your Network Needs You

Here is a message from Abi, the Chief Champ in Oxon, for Champs in the county. This could also be a useful excercise for Champs everywhere to adopt.

Change your MS Teams or Zoom background, and your email signature banner, between Wednesday 25th November and Thursday 10th December to raise awareness and enable people across Oxfordshire to access help and support.

A warm hello from the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office!

I wanted to get in touch to provide you with some updates from our Office, as well as highlight some current and forthcoming stakeholder engagement opportunities with Central Government on DA and VAWG. Hopefully some of these opportunities will also reach you already via other channels, but I thought it might be helpful to summarise in one place.

It is that time of year again where many of us are looking online for bargains to gather as gifts for the festive season.

it also means it is time for our annual campaign to remind you that shopping through Give as you Live, means that you can earn us a donation for free.

Our patron Frank and his amazing team at AAFDA are holding a series of 16 hour long webinars:

Dear Friends of Reducing the Risk,  

Tickets are selling fast but there is still time to book your place and join us each day from Wednesday 25th November to Thursday 10th December from 10-11am in our #16daysofactivism campaign to raise awareness of fatal domestic abuse.

This intriguing programme aired last week on BBC3 and has created much debate. Many of our DA Champs watched it and felt everyone should share the show.

It screens a basic scenario of coercive control in an intimate relationship. Clips are shown to groups of male and also female viewers and asks them to consider what is happening. There are some flashes of both ignorance and insight  around the behaviour- take a look, watch it on iPlayer:

Your donation doubled!

Reducing the Risk is excited to announce that it will be participating in the Big Give, ‘Christmas Challenge’ 2020.

The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign run by the Big Give where donations to participating charities, like Reducing the Risk, are DOUBLED!

Our good friends at the Violence Against Women and Girls Research Network who are based in Middlesex University, wanted us to share the news of their series of free webinars over November:

Our patron Frank Mullane runs the AAFDA  charity (as well as many other things). They have a series of amazing webinars on fatal DA and here is an invitation: