Northern Rock Foundation

Domestic and Sexual Abuse

This section features reports from work we have supported specifically around domestic and sexual abuse and related issues. Reports are shown in order of publication with most recent first.


The Project Mirabal research, led by Durham and London Metropolitan universities, suggests domestic violence perpetrator programmes (DVPPs) could play an important role in the quest to end domestic violence. According to the research the vast majority of men who abuse their partners stop their physical and sexual violence if they attend a domestic violence perpetrator programme.

Rape cases and the criminal justice system in the North East

Report to Court - Executive Summary Jul 2013 Report to Court - Full Report Jul 2013

Women’s views on the policing of rape, domestic violence and stalking across the North East and Cumbria

Northumbria Police areaJul 2012 Cumbria Constabulary areaJul 2012 Durham Constabulary areaJul 2012 Cleveland Police areaJul 2012

Taking Back Control: The health, mental health and well-being benefits of accessing Rape Crisis counselling

Taking Back Control - Executive Summary May 2012 Taking Back Control - Full Report May 2012

Domestic violence advocacy and support in a changing climate – findings from three recent evaluations

SAFE Article - Marianne Hester Apr 2012

Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women and girls

Measuring the impact - Executive Summary Jan 2012 Measuring the impact - Full Report Jan 2012

Who Does What to Whom? Gender and Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Who Does What to Whom? Jun 2009

Forced marriage and Domestic Violence among South Asian communities in North East England

Forced Marriage - Summary Jun 2006 Forced Marriage - Report Jun 2006

Domestic Violence Perpetrators – Identifying Needs to Inform Early Intervention

Domestic Violence - Summary Apr 2006 Domestic Violence - Report Apr 2006

Domestic Violence – Making it through the Criminal Justice System

Making it through - Full Report Jun 2003 Making it through Jun 2003