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Domestic Abuse Coordinated Community Response Service

The Domestic Abuse Coordinated Community Response (DACCR) is a client-led model developed by Rotherham Rise that aims to:

  • Provide holistic and trauma-informed support to aid recovery with a whole-family approach.
  • Empower those affected by Domestic Abuse through choice, education and safety.
  • Focus on prevention through community and digital engagement activities and partnerships.
  • Utilise all networks to support people through collaboration.

DACCR is supported through extensive services, web-based support, web-bot service, digital resources, contact points and a telephone helpline.

DACCR Model by Rotherham Rise
DACCR Model by Rotherham Rise – to view at a larger scale – please click here.



Supported by:

  • Recovery work builds confidence/independence and networks build resilience and prevent retargeting by abusers. 
  • Tailored 1-to-1 and group work
  • Engagement with schools/college/community to help CYP recover form DA.
  • Hygge; our community café/shop/hub
  • Engagement Workers to drive forward our community response.
  • Digital resources; educational and awareness raising of forms of abuse
  • Recovery work builds confidence/independence and networks build resilience to prevent retargeting by abusers.


Triaged interlinked series of pathways that link​ risk/needs assessment, leading to​ individual support. ​This is aided by the following: ​

  • Referrals screened for risk/complex trauma.​
  • Assessments identify needs/risks and complex trauma – informing safety/safeguarding planning. ​
  • Referral to relevant services and representation at MARAC. ​

Whole-Family Response

We respond​ to the needs of both adults/children,​ understanding children have their own agency,​ their voices heard/needs addressed. ​

  • Identify whole family/children’s needs e.g., safer child contact/CYP abuse to parent.
  • Extended CYP DA Service through existing externally funded providing a range of support to individual children and their parents.
  • Facilitate Up2U Youth programme: addresses the needs of under 18-year-olds. Evidence-based/recognises impact of DA on emotional regulation, and relationship patterns.

For Parents:

  • Psychoeducation to understand DA and the impact of trauma
  • Parenting/family support activities

For Children & Young People:

  • Up2U Youth
  • Play/positive activities
  • Drawing/talking therapies
  • Specific voice/influence work

Whole-System Response

  • Up and Rise; a rolling modular strengths-based programme, designed specifically for clients to enhance key life skills, daily living skills and confidence/self-esteem.
  • My Choice; exploring unhealthy behaviours in relationships.
  • Strategies to support emotional regulation/recovery. 
  • Trauma stabilisation groups.
  • Positive activities that build self-esteem/confidence and resilience.
  • Community and social engagement.


Responding to Need

Responding to a client’s  needs​ at the first point of contact (all risk levels): ​

  • Conducting assessments & safety planning​
  • Engaging with key partners for enhanced security, where needed (e.g. fire safety, child protection and housing).​
  • Trained and experienced staff with ​knowledge and skills will help to break down language/cultural barriers ​and promote trust and positive outcomes.

Connecting to Clients

Connecting with Clients with ongoing support, adjusted if changes to risk occurs.

  • Reviewing Safety Plan with the client​.
  • Supporting clients to stay in their own homes or support access to refuge, where needed.
  • Working in partnership with key agencies and community-based services to protect and inform clients of other types of support.
  • Delivering support as per each client’s needs, using preventive/early intervention measures to reduce escalation. 
  • Continuity of care; Case Workers remain the same if risk changes. 

Client Recovery

Offering tailored programmes of support to aid​ recovery.

  • Psychoeducational/Therapeutic/Awareness Raising
  • Self-care/self-help/coping skills
  • Up2U better relationships/Youth/Family – an assessment-led intervention programme responding to individual needs and risk. 
  • My Choice; exploring unhealthy behaviours in relationships
  • Trauma resilience and stabilisation classes provide clients with information of how traumatic experiences can have an impact and effect their minds, body and life.
  • Trauma resilience/stabilisation provides clients with information on how traumatic experiences can have an impact and affect their minds, body and life. 

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