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Change Programmes Eligibility

Before making a referral please take note of our eligibility criteria below.


  • The client/s cannot be involved in ongoing criminal legal proceedings relating to their use of domestic violence/abuse.
  • Where clients are in private legal proceedings relating to child safeguarding/contact they are also ineligible for the service until the proceedings have ended. We cannot accept self referrals where the client has been involved with CAFCASS in the last 12 months.
  • We can accept public legal proceedings where social care or other relevant professional is involved. We strongly advice these cases remain open during engagement with our service.
  • If the client is in pre-proceedings or is likely to be entering proceedings, relating to safeguarding children, we would request an expert risk assessment where possible.
  • Perpetrators who are have completed another perpetrator programme (e.g. BBR) within the last 6 months are ineligible.
  • We do not readily make available reports for court purposes. All reports are through Professional hold the risk of that referral only.


Consider the following when making a referral:

  • Does the perpetrator admit to having used at least some violent/abusive behaviour?
  • Do they demonstrate some motivation to change it?
  • Are they likely to be able to reliably attend assessments/ a programme?
  • Are there any other barriers to participation that need to be addressed- drug/alcohol misuse/mental health issues?


If you are struggling to make a decision you can book an appointment to speak to our team.  We can advise you in considering whether clients could benefit from a referral to the Jenkins Project and to explore, referral pathways and eligibility etc.

Our professional drop in sessions are available on Wednesdays.

Looking for further information?

View our programmes for those seeking change

Our change programmes are run through the Jenkins Project; a project managed by Freeva, designed help you step away from abusive behaviour.

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The Young Person (YP) Project

We work with young people from 10 -18 years throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support change in difficult relationships.

Second Step Programme

Second Step Programme

This 24 week programme aimed at those looking to change will explore the impact of abusive behaviour, healthy and respectful communication, and the foundations of a successful relationship.

Self Help to Change

Maintenance Programme

If you’ve completed our Second Step programme, we offer a monthly drop-in session that you can attend for ongoing support.

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