How To Refer

Please use the agency referral form provided HERE if you wish to refer someone to the programme.

You can contact any of the following people below should you wish to discuss any issues before making a referral.

  • MOVE GALWAY, SLIGO, MIDLANDS (ATHLONE) – Contact: 0858748108
  • MOVE CORK – Contact: 0866044047
  • MOVE DUBLIN, MEATH, TALLAGHT, SWORDS – Contact: 0864149591
Referral criteria
Referred men must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for MOVE programme:
  • There is a pattern of acknowledged or proven domestic violence towards his partner/ex-partner
  • Men are able to accept responsibility for the abuse and violence in their relationships and show a willingness to want to change the way they behave.
  • Men are ready and able to work in a group setting
  • The programme is not suitable for men who have committed sexual offences against children or be subject of a current investigation in relation to child sexual abuse
  • To ensure the safety of women and children who have been affected by the men’s behaviours, MOVE will expect contact details for man’s current and/or ex-partners at the assessment stage in order to offer her support.
  • Referrals from Probation must be accompanied with a SARA (Spousal Assault Risk Assessment)
  • Referrals from TUSLA must remain in a case management capacity for the duration of the programme.
  • If your client has ongoing mental health or chaotic drug /alcohol use, they may not be suitable. Please provide details of involvement in mental health and /or substance misuse services to allow us to assess these issues comprehensively.
  • Unfortunately we do not offer interpreting services and as such, potential referrals will need to have a good command of English.

It is expected that the potential participant will make the initial contact by phone to the appropriate local contact number following a referral from an agency/professional. Referrers should ensure that the man is informed of this expectation.

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During the Covid 19 pandemic, MOVE Ireland will continue to work with men who are worried about their behaviour to their partner or ex partner.
We have suspended all face to face support but will continue to take new referrals and offer phone and on-line support to men and their (ex)partners.
If you are worried about your behaviour please contact any of the phone numbers in the contact us page.