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The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme has been designed to help any woman who has been a victim of or is affected by domestic abuse.

Our aims are to:

  • help women identify abusive behaviours and beliefs held by abusive men
  • help women gain self esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives
  • show how domestic abuse affects children
  • help women recognise future abusers and move on to abuse free lives

The most common held belief amongst victims of domestic abuse is that they are somehow responsible for the abuser's behaviour. The Freedom Programme is designed to identify that this is not the case and to reassure women that they are not alone.

The Freedom Programme is a rolling 10 week programme. The course is structured so that each session stands alone and women can join at any time. There is no charge for attending. 

The programme is delivered by trained facilitators experienced in supporting women affected by domestic abuse. It's not about providing individual support or counselling but it is about women moving on to abuse free lives and making new friends. 

A brief safety assessment will be made by the facilitators before you attend the programme.

DAIT course dates

Course dates for the Freedom Programme
20 April to 29 June 2021 Online  Morning and Evening
21 April to 30 June 2021 Dorchester (face to face) Morning
14 September to 23 November 2021 Online Morning
15 September to 24 November 2021 Dorchester (face to face) Morning 

For more details or to book a place contact us.

Education and Early Help course dates

The Freedom programme will be running in North Dorset and East Dorset from September. Contact 01202 225710 (East Dorset) and 01258 474036 (North Dorset) for more information.

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