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NewDay is a multidisciplinary approach to tackling contexts of domestic abuse, incorporating systemic and therapeutic work with families, with support for children by working with them and their schools.

Project Description

The NewDay team includes domestic abuse pathfinders, social workers, teachers and specialist family therapists, who work in a sustained way with families to improve relationships, safety and wellbeing. The programme engages with local partners including schools, police and community sector organisations, to coordinate support and promote long-term sustainability.

Initially, NewDay consisted of a single and sustained programme of therapeutic support It has since diversified to provide a suite of offers with varying duration: for example, intervention in community languages and a parenting programme for men who have used violence. This has allowed for optimisation of referral flow and uptake, and increases the reach of NewDAy’s expertise.

The NewDay team have introduced new working practices which have had an impact across Newham social services, such as: team supervision, collective scenario-solving, shared learning and multidisciplinary hubs.


DfE funded independent evaluation will be published in 2020.

Lead Organisation

London Borough of Newham


Kingston University, Safe Lives, Institute of Family Therapy, Kensington Primary School, Little Ilford Secondary School






Nikki Bradley


Funding Information

Funding theme: Rethinking Social Work

Total amount awarded


Round 2 Oct 2017