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The Drive Partnership

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The Drive Partnership is a partnership between Respect, Safelives and Social Finance. We came together in 2015 around a shared ambition to change the way statutory and voluntary agencies respond to high-harm, high-risk perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse. Today, we are still working together to transform the national response to perpetrators of domestic abuse. The Drive partners provide ongoing governance and leadership for all of our work through a joint project board.

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Respect is a membership organisation leading on the development of safe and effective work with perpetrators, male victims, and young people using violence in their close relationships.

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SafeLives is the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse for good. SafeLives works with organisations across the UK to transform responses to domestic abuse.

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Delivery Partners

In every area where we work, we partner with local specialist domestic abuse organisations to design and deliver a programme tailored for the locality. We also depend on strong working relationships with statutory partners such as the police, health and children’s social care .

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Funding and Commissioning Partners

The Drive Partnership is funded by a range of statutory bodies, grant-making trusts and other philanthropic sources. At a local level this includes Police and Crime Commissioners and Local Authorities, whilst The National Lottery Community Fund has supported the Drive Partnership with a £2.3 million grant from 2023-2026. We have also previously received funding through the Home Office.

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