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New service for perpetrators of domestic abuse

A new service which gives perpetrators of domestic abuse a chance to seek help has been launched this week.

The initiative, called Stepping Up, allows adults who recognise they are using physical or emotional abuse within their relationships to refer themselves to the service to receive a tailored package of support.

At the same time, the perpetrator's current or ex-partner will be offered support from a dedicated worker.

There are perpetrators who do acknowledge their abusive behaviour and want to do something about it.

Through early intervention, we can work with them to facilitate change while supporting their partners and children.

By taking this dual approach, our programme will help victims today and hopefully reduce the number of victims tomorrow.

– Carl Hall, Head of Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company
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