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Cranstoun to deliver the Inspire to Change perpetrator programme in South Yorkshire

Posted on: 29 July, 2021

Cranstoun has been awarded the contract to deliver the Cranstoun Inspire to Change Perpetrator Programme in South Yorkshire from 6 September 2021.

Cranstoun said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver the programme across South Yorkshire working in partnership with Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley Councils, South Yorkshire Police and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to challenge perpetrators of domestic abuse to take responsibility for their behaviour. We enable people to make positive changes when they are aware that their relationships have become damaged by abusive behaviour, violence or coercive control. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live healthy, safe and happy lives. By working with the perpetrators to enable positive change we can protect victims and children from experiencing abuse”.

Cranstoun has extensive experience of delivering domestic abuse services across the country and is committed to tackling domestic abuse in all its forms.

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “In tackling domestic abuse we have to think about every aspect. Principally this is about providing the necessary support to the victims – including any children – and ensuring that those who offend are arrested and charged for their actions.

“But there is evidence that those who are perpetrators can in some instances be helped to understand the harm they have done and to change their behaviour. Re-offending can be reduced and this is what the perpetrator programmes seek to do.

‘I am pleased to be working in partnership with local authorities and with Cranstoun to deliver the Inspire to Change programme in South Yorkshire.

“These programmes are challenging courses that look at both present and past behaviour and work with those offenders who recognise they need to change and take responsibility for their behaviour.”

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