The Caledonian System

The Caledonian System

The Caledonian System is an integrated approach to address domestic abuse by men towards a female partner or ex-partner

The Caledonian System works with men convicted of domestic abuse related offences to reduce their reoffending and improve the lives of women, children and the men.

The Caledonian System comprises:

The Men's Service (Falkirk Council) - a programme of work lasting at least two years comprising preparation and motivation sessions; a groupwork programme of 26 sessions and post group work.

The Women's Service (Sacro & Falkirk Council) – safety planning, information, advice and emotional support to women partners and ex-partners.

The Children's Service (Sacro) – ensures the needs of the children whose parents are involved with the Caledonian System are met and their rights upheld.

Referrals to the programme

Men are referred to the programme if they have been convicted of offences involving domestic abuse. Referrals are taken from Sheriff Courts and Criminal Justice Social Work Teams. The Caledonian System in Forth Valley is delivered in partnership with the Forth Valley Accredited Programmes Team (FVAPT); Sacro; Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Criminal Justice Social Work Services.