Make the Change
Voluntary Perpetrator Programme
‘Make the Change’ is a voluntary perpetrator programme based on the theory that violence and abuse are used to control people’s behaviour.
It is a behavioural change programme, as opposed to anger management, for men who recognise that they are or have been using power and control to abuse their female partner or ex partner, and want to address this behaviour. This abuse is more widely known as domestic abuse.
Whilst we acknowledge that some women may also be abusers this programme is specifically for men who abuse women.
The programme has largely been influenced by the Duluth and integrated Domestic Abuse Programmes but has been expanded. It is challenging and participative and men have to demonstrate their understanding of the programme, the tools used as well as evidencing changes in behaviour.
The key principles and aims of the programme are to:
promote the safety of women and children and prevent abuse.
To work collaboratively with other agencies to manage risk constructively.
The programme is delivered by staff who have in depth knowledge of domestic abuse and extensive experience of delivering a perpetrator programme.