The Turnaround Programme is a voluntary group for male perpetrators of domestic abuse who wish to change their abusive behaviour. It is delivered in Trowbridge and Amesbury in Wiltshire and funded by the Big Lottery. The programme is nationally accredited by Respect and is an intensive 25 week modular programme.
The programme comprises 5 separate modules on: physical respect; emotional respect; sexual respect; the impact of domestic abuse on children; and the re-building of trust and respect. The programme strength is in its modular nature. Each module lasts 5 weeks and is facilitated by a man and a women who model respectful behaviour towards each other. Each module is likely to have a mix of established and new attendees, working together in a group setting where men learn from and challenge each other.
Splitz Support Service is one of only 10 organisations nationally who are currently delivering an accredited DVPP (Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme) programme. Splitz was a contributor to the Mirabal study and the European Daphne Project. Splitz assesses its programme using rigorous risk and assessment tools, developed in conjunction with the University of Bristol.
Groups are held in Trowbridge, Amesbury and Tidworth.
- Trowbridge: Tuesday evenings between 6.15 - 8.30pm.
- Amesbury: Wednesday evenings between 6.15 - 8.30pm.
- Tidworth: Thursday evenings between 6.15 - 8.30pm.
A Relapse Prevention Group (RPG) is held once per month in Trowbridge and Amesbury.
How Can I Join?
Men have to accept full responsibility for their behaviour and want to change. The group is open to male perpetrators living in Wiltshire who are over 21 years of age. Younger men may be accepted on a case by case basis.
To join a group contact us by phone: 01225 775276.
Splitz Support Service was re-accredited by Respect in 2014.
We have been recognised by CAFCASS as an approved provider of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes. We are able to accept men who have been ordered to attend our programme by the Family Courts in Private Law Cases.
Women's Safety Worker
The Women's Safety Worker service offers 1 to 1 support which includes safety planning strategies that maximise the safety of you and your child/ren. The dynamics of the abusive relationship are discussed at the appropriate time, when you are ready to make changes for yourself. The aim is to empower you to make your own decisions in your time.