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

Modelling Change Update

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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.

 

Vacancy: Assistant Director – Restorative Justice (RJ)

hames 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

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.

Vacancy (maternity cover) – Project Coordinator – Family Matters

Thames Valley Partnership are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong partnership skills  and an interest in promoting positive change and innovation, to coordinate our Family Matters Project – aiming to improve outcomes for the families of offenders through an integrated model of support across agencies.

This is a temporary full time post for up to a year to cover maternity leave and paid on NJC Pay scale point 32 £27,924 – it is based in Chilton, Bucks HP18 9NA and requires travel across the Thames Valley region.  The Role is to coordinate and support the delivery of the Family Matters project; to break the cycle of criminality and to improve access to support for families and children of offenders and prisoners.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 2nd April – midday
Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 14th April

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

Well Done Family Matters!

The Family Matters project has been successful in an application for funding from Buckinghamshire County Council’s Families First team. Families First is Buckinghamshire’s approach to the national ‘Troubled Families’ programme and focusses on providing intensive support to families affected by a range of issues including worklessness, poor school attendance and criminal involvement. This funding will enhance our work in Buckinghamshire by providing a range of services to enable the families of offenders to be better supported. Please contact Saj for more information saj@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk

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.

Support the Partnership … at no cost to you!

Did you know you can support our work … and it won’t cost you a penny!   Join thousands  who already support  their favourite cause through sign up to the Give as you Live online shopping scheme.  Give as you Live have agreed to donate a commission to the Partnership every time you make an online purchase at one of the participating retailers (which include all the big names such as Tesco, Next, Amazon, John Lewis, Expedia and hundreds more).    The customer pays nothing more and simply shops online in the same way.

It is a simple process to join up and install the Give as you Live  shopping browser on your computer – thereafter everything else is more or less automated every time you shop – it’s quick and easy.

So before you click online to book  your summer holiday, buy groceries or school uniforms please consider signing up via our dedicated page  or check out the explanatory video first and find out more.  Thank You.

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