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The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme

Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was created by Pat Craven who holds the copyright (all rights reserved) and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence. We provide information, not therapy.

The Freedom Programme was primarily designed for women as victims of domestic violence since research shows that the vast majority of cases of serious abuse are male on female. However, the programme is also suitable for men, whether abusive and wishing to change their attitudes and behaviour or victims of same-sex domestic abuse themselves.


The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.


The programme usually lasts for 11 or 12 weeks and is FREE. It is provided by hundreds of agencies across the UK. Some of them are rolling so women can join at any time but this varies according to local needs and so on.


There are two sessions one face-to-face run during the day on a Wednesday face to face and one of an evening on Zoom on a Thursday evening.

Many courses for DA will not work with a woman who is still in an abusive relationship but its important to note that Freedom will.


Who is this aimed at?

All 18+



Wednesdays and Thursdays



Please contact the service for details



Please contact the service for details





How to get involved

Please phone or email for session information


Contact details

Phone: 01942 262 270


The National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline number is 0808 2000 247


For further information

For more information about The Freedom Programme search The Freedom Programme in this directory.


Visit the Freedom Programme website



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