Protecting Victims

A core value of the Partnership has always been to offer support and inclusion for victims, in a variety of ways.  Much of this work focuses on  abuse which happens primarily within the home or is committed by a close friend or relative – domestic abuse.  We seek to promote and develop greater understanding and healthy debate around this subject  as well as encouraging improved inter-agency support around the protection of victims and the prevention of further abuse.

Even if they are not directly involved, children in particular can suffer indirectly from the debilitating effects of both abuse and crime long into their own adulthood.

Our current programmes of work specfically around support for victims are shown below (and you can also view our previous projects related to this topic)


The Thames Valley Domestic Abuse Strategy Group was set up to develop a more strategic approach to Domestic Abuse across all the key agencies in the area and to create stronger and more co-ordinated responses and services.


The Partnership is pleased to be facilitating the roll out of a brand new project which will dramatically improve the outcomes for known domestic violence victims.

Escaping Victimhood – Workshops

In 2001 the  Partnership started to support the work of  an organisation which looked at ways of meeting the needs of victims of serious crime and trauma.   Subsequently this was then formed into a new independent […]

Links for Protecting Victims

Useful external links  for victims (and those working to support victims) …

Domestic Abuse Forums & Help

Hate Crime

Rape & Sexual Violence

  • Trust House Reading – confidential helpline 0118 9584033



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Visit our programme specific sites