What Was The Challenge?
Lloyd was referred to Glow after he and his partner lost custody of their children because of a history of domestic related assault, possession of drugs, theft, burglary and common assault.
When assessing Lloyd to see if Glow could offer him support, Lloyd felt that he didn’t need to attend our support programme. However, his decision to work with Glow was because he was desperate to have custody of his children again.
Lloyd told staff at Glow about an incident where he had pushed his partner out of his way, after she had refused to move out of his way. He also denied any further incidents where the police were involved.
Glow chose to support Lloyd as he was justifying his behaviour and denying any wrong doing.
How Did Glow Help?
Lloyd’s initial journey had a positive start. He was involved in conversation and spoke about his personal experience of abuse.
As Lloyd progressed through our programme, he would shift between accepting and taking responsibility for his actions, and being disruptive and blaming his actions on taking drugs at the time. He also resisted help from social workers and was aggressive to staff.
Over the course of the programme, Lloyd started to open up about other times he had abused his partner and children, such as leaving them along for days and telling her what she could wear.
Midway through the course, Lloyd had made significant progress and was able to recognise his abusive tactics and how they had affected his partner and children, and how he could deal with situations that arise.
What Was The Impact?
As a result of our team’s support:
- Lloyd has improved his behaviour and supported his partner through serious health issues
- Lloyd has built a relationship with his partner
- Lloyd understands what is domestic abuse
- Lloyd has accepted responsibility for his behaviour and expresses remorse for his actions.