RISE responds to a report on rehabilitation companies failing to keep domestic abuse survivors safe

Posted on September, 2018

On the 25th of September 2018 a report was released by HM Inspectorate of Probation that raises concerns about the safety of domestic abuse survivors due to perpetrators not being monitored carefully by rehabilitation companies. RISE CEO Jo Gough has given this response to the report:

“Once again we are hearing of failings in the criminal justice system - which is supposed to protect victims of domestic abuse and prevent perpetrators committing further abuse. This is a serious infringement of the rights of both women and children to be safe from harm.

RISE, as a Sussex domestic abuse charity and Women’s Aid Federation member, supports the HM Inspectorate of Probation report findings that quality and safe management of domestic violence perpetrators needs to be a greater priority and be specified in future contracts. We also believe that the relationship with specialist domestic abuse provision needs improvement to keep survivors and their children safe from further harm.”