Invest to prevent

The Choices programme works with young people and children across Derbyshire, who are at risk of harming intimate partners, family members or their peers.

Supporting 11-19 year olds, the programme focuses on discussions about healthy relationships, as well as offering one-to-one sessions with children who have displayed challenging or violent behaviours.

The aim of the programme is simple; to 'invest to prevent'*. Investing in children now, to reduce future potential abuse. 

Hear Morven, Children and Young Person Project Facilitator, talk about the aims and successes of the project

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The service is delivered by Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Service, a consortium of NCHA’s Derbyshire WISH, Elm Foundation and Crossroads Derbyshire. Find out more at

*The Choices programme, funded by the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, is an example of the importance of 'invest to prevent’, the theme of this year’s UN 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign.