Stepping Up is a service delivered by Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company on behalf of the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse Partnership (Sada) for anyone in Surrey who wants to change the way they behave towards their partner. It consists of a series of tailor-made support sessions that will help individuals to understand more about why they behave the way they do and help them change.
If an individual recognises they are using abuse and control within their relationship, attending Stepping Up sessions will help them to:
- Explore their beliefs and influences
- Understand the impact their abuse has on others
- Change abusive thoughts and behaviours such as jealousy, intimidation, coercion, aggression and violence
- Develop communication, negotiating and parenting skills
At the same time, the individual's current or ex-partner will be offered support from a Partner Link Worker who will help them make informed and safe choices for themselves and, where relevant, their children. They will also be signposted to other services that will help them recover from the impact and trauma of domestic abuse.