Will my partner change?

People can change their behaviour but they must want to change. Many perpetrators promise to get help - particularly after they have been physically violent - but often they forget this promise after a few weeks.

There are ‘perpetrators programmes’ available and there is also a local support scheme called Making Safe. The programmes are generally 6 - 9 months long and they work with abusive people to help them change. The Making Safe scheme provides housing and one to one support to perpetrators with the aim of helping them change.

There is also a national helpline available for people who are concerned about their own behaviour and this is available on freephone 0808 802 4040. The line is open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.