Domestic Abuse is a priority for Hertfordshire Constabulary. They have a dedicated safeguarding command of operational teams responsible for dealing with vulnerable adults and children.

The new Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit is included in this command and sits alongside other teams responsible for vulnerable groups.

The Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit is a dedicated Domestic Abuse unit which deals with all intimate relationship cases (both victims and perpetrators), Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. Their aim is to:

  • improve outcomes for victims
  • reduce repeat victimisation
  • deal more efficiently with perpetrators.


Perpetrator programmes

'Hertfordshire Change' is a programme aimed at perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Operated by Relate North Essex and East Herts and in partnership with Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse, it's a community Domestic Abuse prevention programme for men who want to take positive steps to change the way they behave in relationships.

Hertfordshire Change is delivered over 27 sessions, with each lasting around 2.5 hours.

The programme is available free to clients referred through agencies, and men who self refer will be required to make a small donation towards their cost, this is based upon what they are able to afford and usually ranges between £10 – £20 per session.

Alongside this is a women’s service providing support for women whose (ex) partner has been referred to the programme.

Hertfordshire Change referral form (PDF)

Caring Dads information referral form (MS Word)

The men's centre leaflet (PDF)