Harbour Domestic Abuse Prevention Service

Harbour's Men's Service works with men who are abusive and controlling towards their partners and demonstrate their intention to change these behaviours. The focus of the service is very clearly upon increasing the safety of partners and children and to reduce the incidents of domestic abuse within these relationships. The service incorporates a women's safety service and works alongside victim services and statutory agencies to monitor behaviour and continually assess risks through timely information sharing.

The Middlesbrough Men's Service is offered in partnership with Families Forward to ensure the needs of the whole family are understood and met.

The programme is a mix of assessment, group work and one to one work appointments and participants will be expected to engage for a period of 30 weeks in total.

Harbour has worked for over 40 years to improve the quality of life for families and individuals experiencing domestic abuse. It operates across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, County Durham, North Tyneside and Darlington. It offers refuge services, adult and children's support, a sexual violence counselling programme, a male Preventions Programme, and Group Programmes. In addition to direct support, the organisation works to educate the wider community about the issues surrounding domestic abuse by providing training to statutory and voluntary agencies.

In Middlesbrough, Harbour offers a refuge service, children and adult outreach services, a Preventions Programme and Group Programmes.

Referral criteria:

  • The applicant must male and 18 years or older. 
  • The applicant must either currently or previously have perpetrated abuse on their partner 
  • Where a person presents with complex needs, Harbour must believe that it can effectively support the person with the issues arising from the perpetrating of abuse 
  • The applicant should not present a risk to Harbour's employees or other clients

It is suitable for men in hetero-sexual relationships and men who are currently not in a relationship. Suitability for the programme is by a set criteria and subject to agency safeguarding checks before a referral can be accepted.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Emma Goding
Contact Position
Service Co-Ordinator
03000 202525 03000 202525
Harbour website
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Where to go

Harbour Support Services
8, Sydenham Road
TS25 1QB
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Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Enquiries: Monday - Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Group work takes place in the evening.




Age Ranges
18+ years old
Referral required
Referral Details

Referral forms and guidance can be located on the website www.myharbour.org.uk or by emailing referrals@myharbour.org.uk 

Page last reviewed: 10/08/2022


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