Sutton council has awarded Cranstoun the contract to lead the borough’s specialist domestic abuse partnership, Transform. Transform incorporates local organisations, each bringing their unique skills and experience in domestic abuse to deliver support for the borough’s communities:
The service, commencing on 1 November 2019, will reduce risk levels for victims/survivors, children and families while effecting real change in the incidence of domestic abuse by perpetrators. Transform will enable people in Sutton to identify abuse and know what to do if they or their family or friends become a victim of domestic abuse or are concerned about their own behaviour.
The range of services includes:
- Assessment and support for victims and children
- Assessment and support for perpetrators
- Women’s refuge and floating support
- Offering support to children in schools
- Working with health providers to establish referral pathways
- Targeting services to the most vulnerable and hard to reach groups
Our service provision will be strengthened by a network of partner relationships including GPs, hospitals, probation, police, courts, homeless services, social care, substance abuse, mental health, sexual health and education, training and employment providers.
Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, said: “We are ambitious for Sutton to remain a great place to live, work and raise a family and we recognise we have more to do to make this a reality for our most vulnerable residents. That is why we are focusing on both reducing domestic abuse and also improving our ability to look after and guarantee the safety of victims, survivors and their children.”