Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was created by Pat Craven who holds the copyright (all rights reserved) and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence. We provide information, not therapy. Click here to read the mission statement
The Programme was primarily designed for women as victims of domestic violence, since research shows that in the vast majority of cases of serious abuse are male on female. However, the programme, when provided as an intensive two day course, is also suitable for men, whether abusive and wishing to change their attitudes and behaviour or whether victims of same sex domestic abuse themselves.
The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.
Click here to watch a sample session of the from the Audio Visual Version which is now for sale as a download.
The programme usually lasts for 11 or 12 weeks and is FREE. It provided by hundreds of agencies across the UK. Some of them are rolling so women can join at any time but this varies according to local needs, etc.
Click here to search for one in your area or contact our Freedom Programme help line 01942 262 270 or
contact our help desk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline number is 0808 2000 247
The programmes for men and women are also available online
Click here for more information about the online course
Click here to see the free sample chapter for Women
Click here to see the free sample chapter for Men
Click here for feedback from the online course
THANK YOU!!! WOW! I think you may have changed my life!
BRILLIANT! Seriously....I am shocked and angry got to 42 years old and now understand more! I'm busy recommending you to friends
If only we had been shown this in school!
The Freedom Programme is now available as an online course.
Register or to log in
Search for a Freedom Programme near to where you live
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Take a look at our books, including our Best Seller, "Living with the Dominator"
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We offer CPD Certificated training for Freedom Programme Facilitators
The Dominator Graphic - Mr Good and Mr Bad - is available in any language
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Help us raise funds to keep our helpline and helpdesk staffed by volunteers
Lawyers around the UK who have been trained by Pat Craven
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Pat Craven examines the Dominator's tactics - the "Rules of the Game"
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Pat Craven's Blog - latest news and developments
Read Pat's Blog
From people who have attended the Freedom Programme
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Workshop for men who want to become nicer men
Click here to book
Download Freedom Programme Posters
We have recently commissioned the wonderful Offshoot Film Company to animate the entire Freedom Programme.
As a result, we have received several requests from schools, police, judges, lawyers, social workers and our many Freedom Programme Facilitators to amalgamate all the animations and create an audio-visual pack. Organisations can use it to introduce their staff to the Freedom Programme and teach them about domestic abuse. Teachers can do the same to their students.
The entire pack is over one hour long and each session typically lasts for between 6 – 10 minutes.
One of our facilitators has been playing one of the animations to the women on her programme every week at the end of each session. Another uses them at the beginning as a 'warm up' to help to make the session run smoothly. Another of our facilitators uses them for her Freedom Programme for women with learning disabilities.
The pack is available to purchase as a download from Vimeo Films and can be used in power point presentations.
If your organisation prefers to use a purchase order and receive an invoice, it can also be purchased on a memory stick. Please email your order to email@example.com
The price is £120.00 including VAT
The Freedom programme runs a helpine and helpdesk staffed by volunteers. We need to raise funds to help keep this service free.
Please note, these items can only be posted to addresses in the UK