Decision details

PCC - Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Interventions

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A strategic priority of the Home Office is to end all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) as set out in both the Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and the Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan. The Interpersonal Abuse Unit’s aim is to protect and support vulnerable victims of interpersonal violence, including children affected by domestic abuse.

In 2020/21 the Home Office issued the first iteration ‘Domestic Abuse
Perpetrator Programme Fund’ totalling over £7m, which aimed to increase the availability of domestic abuse perpetrator interventions, including rolling out the Drive project. The second £11m fund, which launched in 2021/22, placed specific focus on children and adolescents displaying (potentially) problematic behaviour towards their parents/carers, as well as interventions specifically for perpetrators of stalking. To build on our work to date, we state our ambition in the Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan to invest in, and evaluate, perpetrator interventions as these are critical to reducing the risk posed by the perpetrator and understanding how to prevent these individuals reoffending in future.

The Grant from the Home Office is paid to the GMCA in exercise of the power conferred upon the Secretary of State for the Home Department under Section 169of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to provide financial support to assist victims, witnesses or other persons affected by offences.

The grant has been awarded due to the above framework being successful in a bidding process, and they are satisfied that this is a broad well-defined framework describing the outcomes and impacts that the Funding is intended to achieve whilst allowing GMCA to exercise independent discretion in delivering the inputs and outputs detailed in its Delivery Proposal.


GMCA have been successful Home Office grant funding, to support the continuation of perpetrator-focused domestic abuse interventions.

The Home Office published an invitation to PCCs in to apply for funding to improve outcomes for perpetrators of domestic abuse with the aim of reducing reoffending and protecting victims and survivors of domestic abuse of perpetrator-focused domestic abuse programmes.

Funding will be provided to PCCs as the lead partner, but the expectation is that PCCs will deliver the intervention in collaboration with a partner organisation.

Part 1 of the funding; the Home Office have agreed that Local Authorities within GM would be the partner organisation to deliver Adult focused domestic abuse perpetrator interventions.

The Deputy Mayor agrees to award each Greater Manchester
LA the below funding to support the development and rollout of a DA perpetrator Interventions; The funding will be used from the Home Office Fund.


DA Perp intervention City Manchester £60,290
DA Perp Intervention Bolton £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Stockport £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Wigan £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Bury £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Salford £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Rochdale £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Trafford £33,645
DA Perpetrator Intervention Oldham £33,645

2023/24 Total funding amount to be devolved to CSPs: £329,450

The funding will be granted on the condition that the individual CSP plans are aligned to the wider strategic priorities of their organisation and partners.

Part 2 of the funding is to roll out Project Cara across GM,

Project CARA is an early ‘awareness raising diversionary’ intervention targeting domestic abuse offenders who have received a Diversionary Caution. Offenders attend two workshops which are designed to help them understand what domestic abuse is, the impact it has, and its consequences. It also signposts offenders to other specialist services.

This will be done in partnership with the Hampton Trust and GMP.

The Hampton Trust will have a grant agreement with GMCA, as the specialist organisation that can support the role out of CARA through GMP, ensuring that mobilisation of the service is to a correct standard and that the delivery of the programme will also be continually monitored. The Hampton Trust also holds the licence to deliver CARA.

GMP will commission a specialist organisation to deliver CARA and will be provided funding through the Home Office Grant.

The Deputy Mayor agrees to award GMP £90,000 and the Hampton Trust £44,800 to support the development and rollout of project CARA; The funding will be used from the Home Office Fund.

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024