Following its success with a leading provider of transformational solutions, London Borough of Redbridge have become finalists in several prestigious awards for its work towards tackling domestic abuse.
The nominations come after their ground-breaking project with Antser, one of the UK’s leading providers of transformational solutions to develop a new intervention tool aimed at preventing perpetrators of domestic abuse from re-offending.
Using Antser’s Virtual Reality as a tool to disrupt and reduce domestic abuse incidents, the aim of the partnership was to improve outcomes for victims and help perpetrators understand the impact of trauma, through the eyes of a child.
Based on its innovative work with Antser, London Borough of Redbridge has not only been shortlisted as finalists at the LGC Awards for the ‘Children Service’s’ category but have also made the finals at the MJ Awards in the ‘Innovation in Children Services’ category.
Judges from the MJ Awards shared their thoughts on the project and said: “This project showed an innovative use of VR in the work of the perpetrator programme, with powerful quotes from service users and excellent outcomes with demonstrated cost efficiencies.”
Evidence from this partnership identified that 85% of the perpetrators who took part in the VR study said it made them think differently about their behaviour. In the 14-months following their participation, 90% of the perpetrators had not been involved in any incidents requiring intervention.
With the LGC Awards due to be announced later in November, the MJ Awards will be holding their awards ceremony this Friday, the 17th September.