Request for a copy of Execuitve summary/Evaluation of perpetrator programme funded fully or in part by the Home Office Perpetrator Fund.

Reference: 23035

Date Added: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.


You have requested the following information:


Can you kindly provide me with a copy of your most recent Executive Summary/Evaluation of your Perpetrator Programme(s) funded fully or in part by the Home Office Perpetrator Fund.


CARA (Cautioning and Relationship Abuse) - Executive Summary

CARA is an early intervention programme targeting domestic abuse offenders who meet specific criteria making them eligible to be dealt with via Conditional Caution. A condition of the caution will be attendance on and engagement with two group workshops which will deliver the CARA programme.  The programme is designed to raise the offender’s awareness of the impact of their offending, support opportunities for self-disclosure and promote access to additional support.  Intervention content and length are proportionate to the offender risk levels and offending history.


CARA promotes safety of offenders’ family through a linked victim contact service offering safeguarding and support during the intervention process. There is clear guidance for police on eligibility to support safe and effective delivery of the perpetrator programme.


The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has received funding from the Home Office Perpetrator Fund to introduce CARA as a DA perpetrator Programme.  CARA went live in Gwent during Nov 2023 and was commissioned in conjunction with the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.   There is insufficient data at this time to enable an evaluation of the service.  We would recommend the below link for further information on the CARA perpetrator programme.

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