Our Strategic Aims

Our expectation is that there will be a continuing need for our specialist expertise and so we are planning to have a firm foundation that will continue until ‘Freedom from Abuse and Violence’ is the norm for everyone. Until that time, we will not give up and we will not keep quiet.

RISE is now heading into a stronger position as an organisation with a clearer direction of travel and a renewed ambition to end violence against women, their families and LGBTQ+ people.

We are clear on our strengths and our weaknesses; have clarity in our operating approach; and have a strong, capable staff and volunteer team to underpin our ambition.

To achieve these ambitions we will focus on the following Strategic Aims:

1. Excellence:
RISE will be a centre of excellence for domestic violence and abuse knowledge and expertise, building on existing and creating new evidence basis for our work and achieving recognised quality standards appropriate to our work and sector.

2. Community Focused:

RISE will broaden our reach, take a community approach and increase our role in a community response to domestic violence and abuse by collaborating with professional partners, communities of interest and working in neighborhoods to make sure DVA is everyone’s business.

3. Voice & Leadership:

RISE will be a recognised leading voice on domestic abuse and violence in the context of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and come alongside survivors to amplify their voices to inform provision and bring social change.

4. Secure, Sustainable and Future-Proofed.

5. Governance:

RISE has a robust and efficient governance structure that delivers quality, value for money services in line with RISE vision and strategic aims.