Evaluation of the 'Breaking the Cycle' domestic abuse early intervention project. (2016) (WomenCentre, Calderdale) 

Early intervention work around domestic abuse (DA) is not very well developed in the UK. Dr. Bernard Gallagher (PI), Prof. Brid Featherstone, Ms. Ruth Neville and Dr. Michelle Rogerson have been commissioned, by WomenCentre (Calderdale), to evaluate its Big Lottery-funded, 'Breaking the Cycle' (BtC) domestic abuse (DA) early intervention project, which represents an innovative and important attempt to intervene early in DA. BtC consists of work with women in the community who experience DA; school-based group or one to one work with children and young people (CYP), and sometimes their parents; and work via a GP surgery. The evaluation comprises interviews with women survivors (identified through the community or GP-based work), group and one to one interviews with CYP, interviews with practitioners, interviews with WomenCentre staff and a search of WomenCentre records. The work is being carried out from July-October 2016 and is funded by a £4000 grant from the WomenCentre.

Contact: B.Gallagher@hud.ac.uk