About Us

PartnershipProjects is an award-winning organisation providing a wide range of specialist services based on Non-Violent Resistance (NVR), for child-to-parent violence and abuse (CPVA), self-destructive behaviour, adult entrenched dependency, risk of criminal or sexual exploitation, child and parent trauma. We provide consultation to professionals, clinical supervision, training and direct client work with parents/caregivers.

Our journey

PartnershipProjects was formed by Dr Peter Jakob in 2006. Dr Jakob pioneered the introduction of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) in the UK. Since then, the organisation has grown and developed (just as NVR has) and is now led by three directors: Rachael AylmerJackie Lindeck and Gabrielle Stirling.  Peter Jakob still plays an important role in the organisation as Consulting Director, advising and supporting the directors and the associates of PartnershipProjects, whilst also being instrumental in the continuing research and development of NVR.

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NVR is an innovative approach to harmful and destructive behaviours including Child to Parent Violence & Abuse. PartnershipProjects was the first training provider in Britain to utilise this form of systemic family therapy, which takes the methods of NVR that are rooted in the Socio-Political Movements of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks and applies them to work with families, with schools and with communities. The old authority based on rewards & punishments, is replaced with a New Authority where adults are coached to raise their presence, to rebuild relationships and to resist harmful behaviour. Caring communities are built around young people and their families in order to support them to take non-violent action.  We aim to provide professionals with the necessary training, to help them support the families that rely on them most. We do that in two ways:

  • Agency-Based Training: This is for organisations such as Local Authorities, CAMHS services and Adoption Agencies. It is ideal for creating a team learning experience, and for organisations that have a number of people to upskill. Our ABT training can be provided either online or in-person.
  • PartnershipProjects International Training: Via our ever growing and very popular international training program. We hold various NVR training courses throughout the year both online and in-Person, where professionals from around the UK and further afield can book to take part.

In addition to our training services, we are pleased to offer NVR interventions for families through our network of highly experienced Accredited NVR Practitioners. These are available both online and in-person, to families, to help them move through and beyond the challenging experiences that are damaging their parent-child relationships. If you are a parent or caregiver looking for support, you can find out more here.

Award Winning

We’re delighted to have been named the winners of the: ‘Most Influential Advice Website’ in the Childcare Service 2023 category run by the Business Awards UK. We are incredibly honoured and proud to receive this accolade.


Training Professionals

As the first UK training provider to offer a comprehensive NVR course, PartnershipProjects has unmatched experience in training professionals both at home and abroad.

We offer training and workshops in NVR to help professionals progress, from foundation level through to advanced skills and beyond. Our ongoing professional development gives practitioners the valuable tools and insights needed to support their most at-risk families.

Reconciling Family Relationships through Collaboration, not “Treatment”

We are not “treating” your child…  We are working in partnership with you, using a very specific and proven methodology.

Regardless of their age, the goal of NVR is to help you resist the problematic and often self-destructive behaviour of your child. From a position of strength, you can begin showing your care and concern for your child, address their unmet psychological needs, improve both well-being and mental health to build a more positive future.

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