BIG: Sunderland Domestic Abuse Behaviour Change Programme:

We believe that......

Families should enjoy safe and secure environment. All family members should live free from fear, with confidence that when there are difficulties within intimate relationships, services will respond by working with both perpetrator, victim and their children.

We also believe that.....

  • Abusive behaviours can be changed
  • Abuse in whatever form is never acceptable
  • Adult AND children are affected by domestic abuse

BIG in conjunction with Options (Impact Family Services Specialist Domestic Violence and Abuse Service) will offer support to all partners or ex-partners of the men attending the BIG Programme

The BIG programme entails 26 weekly group work sessions. The project is  lead by Impact Family Services, in partnership with Barnardos and Gentoo

To Attend this programme you must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Agree voluntarily to attend
  • Recognise that your behaviour has been abusive towards your current or ex-partner
  • Live in Sunderland

How to apply:

People can be referred to BIG by a range of organisations including social services, police, health service. People can also refer themselves to the service.

For more details, please contact: tel: 0191 337 1559 or 07375788831