Thames Valley Partnership
“protecting victims, supporting offenders and their families”

The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion. We work to protect victims and reintegrate offenders. Our strength is in collaborative working and integrated approaches across sectors, particularly linking Criminal Justice services to voluntary sector and Local Authority providers.

Our broad spectrum of work includes programmes around the needs of families of offenders, work in the field of domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion, mental health issues, early interventions & initiatives around young people and arts related projects.

Find out more about the different aspects of Our Work.


National Lottery Funding!!


The Partnership are delighted to announce that our Family Matters programme has been awarded a substantial three year grant of £350,854 from the National Lottery, Reaching Communities Fund.

This grant will enable us to further develop our work to support the families and friends of those impacted  by imprisonment across the Thames Valley.  We look forward to working with our Criminal Justice and Local Authority partners including Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company.

VACANCY – TecSOS Manager

Hours 30 hours a week (0.8 FTE)

Salary £50,000 (pro rata, based on FTE £62,500)

This role is offered on a contract basis for 12 months

The Thames Valley Partnership urgently seeks a Manager to support the work of the TecSOS project. Working in conjunction with the Vodafone Foundation and the police, the project uses technological solutions to protect victims of domestic abuse.  TecSOS is now live in 42 UK police forces and over 15,000 users have benefitted from the service. It is also live in a number of other European countries. The total number of TecSOS users now exceeds 82,000 worldwide.

Due to this success and the expansion of the current TecSOS product range an opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced manager to join the team and assist with the increase in workload. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to make a real and positive impact on the safety and well-being of those who suffer domestic abuse. This is a home based role but will require some travelling and occasional hotel accommodation away from home.   The successful candidate will, amongst other attributes, have previous experience of working with the police, familiarity with current domestic abuse legislation/procedures and will demonstrate ability to operate at both strategic and operation level is essential.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 5pm

Interviews will be held on:       Monday 11th February and the afternoon of Tuesday 12th at the Partnership office in Buckinghamshire, HP17 8JB.

See full Job Description and Application Form which includes details of where to email/post completed forms.



Goodbye Yvette!

Sadly we say a fond farewell to Yvette Gayford who steps down from our Board of Trustees after 16 years.  Yvette has been a committed champion of the Partnership over the years and her knowledge and guidance will be greatly missed by all – 16 years is a long time, so she has well and truly earned some time off!

Best Wishes from everyone at the Partnership Yvette x

VACANCY – Prison Collection Workers x 3 posts

New Leaf seeks Prison Collection Workers

The Thames Valley Partnership manages several projects including programmes around the needs of families of offenders, work in the field of domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion, mental health issues, early interventions & initiatives around young people and arts related projects.

The Partnership’s New Leaf programme offers through the gate volunteer mentoring and practical support to offenders returning to Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. They currently require a number of Prison Collection Workers to work as a team collecting offenders on the day of their release and liaising with the project manager and external agencies to offer suitable support, ensuring the offender’s immediate needs are met.  Please see full job description and application form below.  Interested parties should register their interest as soon as possibly.

Application Form

Job Description

Don’t forget we have moved …..

Our new address:   The Coach House, Manor Farm, Aston Sandford, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8JB.  Tel: 01844 202 001







Partnership Team Building Day ….

The Partnership staff enjoyed a team building day on the 3rd October  – with some great activities including  time at Cotswold Wildlife Park, afternoon tea and a ghost tour.   The Partnership team is spread far and wide, delivering services across the whole of the Thames Valley, so this was a rare chance for everyone to get together, catch up and share ideas.  We’re even discovering some new skills within the team …. youngest recruit Jamie reveals hidden talents outside his finance role….. goat whispering …!



A visit by the Mayor!

Partnership staff  were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Buckingham, Jon Harvey, who took time out of his busy schedule to visit our offices in Chilton  earlier this week.  We are grateful for his interest in our work and his encouraging words in his blog.


Lots of companies will be contacting you about changes in data protection regulations that come into force on the 25th May. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are designed to give you more control over how your data is used. Protecting your personal information has always been very important to the Partnership – we have been reviewing all our processes and updating procedures where necessary to ensure that our high standards are upheld and we are compliant with the new regulations.

Our updated Privacy Notice at the foot of this page explains how we collect, use, store, share and protect your information.

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Supporting PACE Aylesbury


Well Done Jo & Helen!

Partnership  colleagues Jo and Helen survived their 18 mile sponsored walk from Dunstable Downs to Wendover on the weekend, in aid of the PACE charity.  Between them they raised over £300 for this great charity.  PACE provides first class education, therapy and support for children aged 0-18 with cerebral palsy, related sensory motor disorders and development delay, and support and guidance for their families.


Partnership win bid to offer new Thames Valley wide service!

We are delighted to announce that the Partnership has been successful in a recent tender to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner  for a new provision – the Emotional Support and Advocacy Service for victims across the Thames Valley.  The two year contract sits well with and complements our other victims’ programmes (such as the work of the Restorative Justice team) and means we will be one of the main providers of victims’ services in the Thames Valley.  This will be a major new strand of the work for the Partnership and we are delighted to have been selected and very excited to be developing this very important service which will commence in April. For a full press release by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley click here.

Hear Partnership Director, Patsy Townsend,  speaking about the new service on  local radio station Mix 96.

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