Break4Change, Brighton

c/o 3 Palace Place Brighton, BN1 1EF

Email: break4change@brighton-hove.gov.uk Phone: Early help hub, 01273 292 632

THE AGENCY The original Break4Change programme, this work was developed in 2008 as a specific response to work with families experiencing CPV. A member of the umbrella organisation Respect through the local council, it is a multi-agency partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council, Rise and Audio Active.

CRITERIA Catchment area is Brighton and Hove. Age range: 11 - 16 (8 - 18)

REFERRAL and ASSESSMENT Referrals in writing from agencies, or by self-referral from families. Home visits are conducted by the facilitators for the purposes of assessment, including risk assessment. CAADA RIC Dash assessment adapted for use with CPV. Developed own family assessment tool.

THE SERVICE Break4Change adopts a 10 week parallel group model of work (adults and children meeting separately with some joint sessions), over 12 weeks, for ages 11 to 16; and some individual work with children 8 to 18 years, or in complex situations. A combination of models of intervention is used, following a VAWG approach. A restorative filming process is used to encourage listening and rewiring of the process of communication and relationship development. Facilitators use a toolkit, but this is not available generally as a manual. Meetings take place at the Youth Offending Team offices in Brighton.

EVALUATION Internal evaluation reports and costings are available.

OTHER INFORMATION Break4Change was part of the EU funded RCPV action-research project, which reported in 2015. External evaluation is available on the project website: www.rcpv.eu

Data entered: May 2015 Review date: