Changing Lives, Changing Systems: Lessons from Reducing and Preventing Domestic Abuse

This report by Social Finance and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales shares learning from practical experience of creating systemic change.

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The report focuses on Drive - a partnership across statutory and voluntary agencies responding to perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse to keep victims and survivors safe. Our hope is that by sharing the general lessons they can be applied by other charities, funders and agencies involved in social change on a range of issues.

We sometimes find that responses to social problems are not as effective as they could be, because different initiatives, organisations and funding streams work in disconnected ways. Systems change is about shifting the way a whole system works around a specific social issue in order to ensure long-lasting change.