Partnership Link Workers (PLW)
Aligned with the CRC perpetrator programme
Who do they work with?
Partnership link workers work with female (ex) partners of men who are the CRC perpetrator programme (BRB) Building Better relationships.
Partnership Link Workers get referrals from the BRB programme workers and you will be contacted by a Partnership Link Worker so that they can offer you support.
The Partnership Link Worker can offer you ongoing support or if you want a check in at certain times of the BRB programme i.e. half way through at the end and then a time after that.
What does the service provide?
The Partnership Link Workers provides medium to long terms emotional and intervention support work, you will be offered emotional and practical support with the main aim is to reduce risk and increase safety for yourself and everyone in your household.
The Partnership Link Workers will liaise with CRC workers with your consent if there is anything that you are concerned about i.e. his behaviour or information he has given you about the programme.
Types of interventions that are available to Partnership Link Workers are for example:-
- To give you information about the BRB programme, describing its ethos and what type of information would be given.
- To create a safety and support plan with you in regards to your experiences, fears and concerns.
- Women safety workers can also alert you if he has not turned up to the BBR programme.
What can I expect if I am referred to the Partnership Link Workers?
You can expect from the workers;
- A phone call from a specialist trained partnership link worker introducing themselves and offering you emotional and practical support in a timeline that you can define.
- Confidential support over the phone or face to face where you are listened to and believed, where your feelings and experiences are discussed so the worker can provide bespoke information and provide interventions for your current and future risks.
- A collaborative professional process between you and the worker to create a safety and support plan to meet your needs and wishes as well as other people in your household.
- A greater understanding of your experience and the various interventions that can be activated in the future.