Thames Valley Partnership
‘protecting victims, supporting offenders and their families’

The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to  the problems of crime and social exclusion.   We work to protect victims and reintegrate offenders.   Our strength is in collaborative working and integrated approaches across sectors, particularly linking Criminal Justice services to voluntary sector and Local Authority providers.

Our broad spectrum of work includes programmes around the needs of families of offenders, work  in the field of  domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion,  mental health issues, early interventions & initiatives around young people and arts related projects.

 Find out more about the different aspects of Our Work.

News

New Restorative Justice Vacancies

Accredited and renowned for high quality RJ interventions, Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service now has a variety of new roles available as a result of recent funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley.   The new posts will work on an exciting project developing a new Victim-Initiated RJ Service in the Thames Valley.

Role Details:

The closing date for applications for all three is Friday 1st May at 5pm.

For a full Job Description and an application pack please contact: Bron Jones on 01844 202001 or bron@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk

Please state which role you are interested in.

Vacancy: Assistant Director – Restorative Justice (RJ)

Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service is seeking a highly motivated manager to develop and set up a new Victim-Initiated Restorative Justice (RJ) service in the Thames Valley. This is a half time role funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley.  Salary pro-rata £36,571 (FTE).

The role will have lead responsibility and accountability for managing the contract for Victim-Initiated RJ Services with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Thames Valley specifically: to provide strategic direction; to line-manage the RJ Development Managers and RJ Hub Coordinator posts; to work closely with senior lead officers across Criminal Justice services in the Thames Valley and to develop the integrated HUB model.

The role is based at the offices of Thames Valley Partnership, Chilton, Buckinghamshire HP18 9NA and requires travel across the Thames Valley region. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 22nd April at 5pm. Interviews will be held on: Thursday 30th April at Chilton, Bucks HP18 9NA.

For more details, a full Job Description and an application pack please contact: Bron Jones on 01844 202001 or bron@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk

‘HEALTHY ME’ CREATIVE PARTNER BRIEF:

Deadline for submission: midday Monday April 27th 2015   

We are looking for an artist whose practice is mainly drama, performance or music based to lead sessions with primary aged pupils in a Pupil Referral Unit (alongside the staff who support them) and also to engage with their parents/carers to ensure higher attendance at parent drop in sessions.  Experience of working with primary age pupils plus an understanding of behaviour displayed by vulnerable children desirable.   As well as encouraging more parents into the school, we would like to focus on how imaginative play can lead to becoming a ‘Healthy Me’: better language and communication skills, better mental health, enhanced social and team skills, greater ability to manage conflict and make appropriate choices plus a higher appreciation of the consequences of behaviour on peers and adults.

‘Healthy Me’ is a joint project between Thames Valley Partnership and The Oaks Primary Pupil Referral Unit based in Amersham, Bucks.   It will run from approximately May till autumn 2015 with delivery of sessions taking place during afternoons of 3 weeks in June.

For more information and details of how to apply contact judy@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk  with Healthy Me Project in the title or  01844 202001 and 07989 922609

Deadline for applications:    midday Monday April 27th and interviews Thursday May 7th in Amersham, Bucks

Modelling Change Update

PostcardClick here to view a short film about the project

The Modelling Change project has been running since October 2014 on a weekly basis during term time and sessions continue until early July 2015.  Participants can join at any time please  – for more information and a referral form contact judy@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk or visit our arts pages to learn more about this and our other arts related work.

 

VICTIMS OF CRIME TO GET MORE SUPPORT IN THE THAMES VALLEY

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The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, is pleased to announce that Thames Valley Partnership have been awarded a three year contract to provide a Victim-led Restorative Justice (RJ) Service across the Thames Valley.

Thames Valley Partnership is responsible for the Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) and has 15 years’ experience of championing and delivering RJ services in the region. TVRJS will be working alongside Victim Support.

Patsy Townsend, Director of Thames Valley Partnership said: “We are delighted. This is excellent news for victims.

“It is proven that 85% of victims who participate in RJ are satisfied with the outcome, 78% would recommend it to others and 72% feel a sense of closure and are more able to ‘get on with their lives’.

“We look forward to working with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in developing this new service which will provide many more Thames Valley victims with opportunities to recover from their experiences of crime.”

 For further information please visit the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Bucks Foundation Annual Supporters Event

Waddesdon eventThe Partnership was one of only 4 Buckinghamshire charities to be invited to attend and display their work at the Bucks Foundation Annual Supporters Event held on the 6th October at the Dairy, Waddesdon Manor.  The 4 charities competed for £1000 voted for on the evening by over 80 attendees.  Sadly we did not win; the prize went to another deserving local charity, Lindengate who use nature and horticulture to support those with mental health issues.

Nevertheless, we were fortunate to secure a £250 cheque awarded by Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, on behalf of the supporters of the  Bucks Community Foundation.

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