Domestic Abuse Responders Scheme

What is the Domestic Abuse Responders Scheme?

Research tells us that people living with domestic abuse can go to as many as five agencies before they find appropriate help, advice, and support. By having DA Responders across our county, the aim is to reduce this number and provide a more joined-up approach for anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

Anyone can be a DA Responder, all you need is to be passionate about supporting people and raising awareness in a safe way.

What is a Domestic Abuse Responder?

A DA Responder will be available to provide support and advice and to ensure that anyone living with, or who knows someone that is living with domestic abuse, can be provided with local and national signposting to services and resources.
DA Responders will have access to a network of other DA Responders that can assist in supporting, helping and advising anyone who is, or who knows someone that is living with domestic abuse either personally or professionally.
Hear more about the scheme in our Relationships Shouldn't Hurt podcast episode - What is a Domestic Abuse Responder? and transcript.

How to become a Domestic Abuse Responder

You would apply to attend a one-day workshop covering what domestic abuse is and learning about the support available to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a wider network of DA Responders that can assist in supporting, helping and advising a person experiencing domestic abuse and their family, and you will have the opportunity to attend twice yearly DA Responder networking events in future.

Please see our flyer for information on how to book.

Responder flyer