DAHA is working alongside partners at DRIVE (SafeLives, Respect, and Social Finance), and Cranstoun, and five London local authorities (Camden, Croydon, Havering, Sutton and Westmintser) to pilot a new initiative aiming to keep families safe at home by responding more effectively to the person causing harm. The pilot project has been designed to address two major gaps in current provision:

  1. Training and supporting children’s social care teams to recognise patterns of abusive behaviour as early as possible, ensure specialist support for victims and respond directly to the person causing harm before abuse continues or escalates.
  2. Support for housing teams in the development of new approaches to domestic abuse and family safety. This includes, where appropriate, access to accommodation pathways for the person causing harm in order to keep families safe at home whilst creating space for action and change.

DAHA will share the pilot learning so far, following the second year of the pilot, ending in March 2023.

For more information please read the DRIVE press release