Online Event – Institute of Government & Public Policy (IGPP) – Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse 2021

Date and time 4th November 2021, 9:30am – 3:30pm Cost Public Sector – £295.00+VAT Private Sector – £449.00+VAT Voluntary Sector – £249.00+VAT Overview Domestic abuse since the initial lockdown in March 2020 has risen sharply, with campaigners describing the crisis an ‘epidemic within a pandemic’. The charity Refuge recorded an average of 13,162 calls and … Continue reading “Online Event – Institute of Government & Public Policy (IGPP) – Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse 2021”

Report – The Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales – Government must ‘put domestic abuse victims’ safety ahead of immigration status’

Domestic abusers are using victims’ immigration status as a tool of coercion and control, a new report warns. The Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales has called for the government to “put victims’ safety ahead of their immigration status” and spend over £280 million on preventing such abuse. Nicole Jacobs said some migrant victims … Continue reading “Report – The Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales – Government must ‘put domestic abuse victims’ safety ahead of immigration status’”

Research Project – Sheffield University – Towards an Early Warning System for Violence Against Women Journalists

University of Sheffield researchers will partner with the International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ), on a major UK-government funded research project to work towards an early warning system to help detect, predict, and ultimately prevent violence against women journalists. ICFJ’s research division will lead the project with computer scientists from the University of Sheffield, who are also affiliated … Continue reading “Research Project – Sheffield University – Towards an Early Warning System for Violence Against Women Journalists”

Study – University of Birmingham – Study aims to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic

The University of Birmingham is leading a new study to identify the impact COVID-19 has had on domestic violence and abuse survivors and the best support packages that can be remotely accessed by survivors or those at risk. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research is being carried out in collaboration with … Continue reading “Study – University of Birmingham – Study aims to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic”

Webinar – Policing Domestic Abuse Support Network – Reflecting on the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Findings from research with police partners

Reflecting on the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Findings from research with police partners Wednesday, 3rd November 12:00-13:30 GMT The webinar aims to raise awareness of project findings, identify shared learning, and establish next steps for tackling domestic abuse. Presentations will include:1) Hohl and Johnson’s analysis of the impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns on the domestic … Continue reading “Webinar – Policing Domestic Abuse Support Network – Reflecting on the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Findings from research with police partners”

Report – Hidden Home Dangers: Avast and Refuge List the Ten Connected Devices Most Commonly Reported by Women Who Experience Domestic Abuse

– RING Doorbells, Smart TVs and Amazon Alexas are among the ten most common devices used by perpetrators of domestic abuse – New investigative research with 2,000¹ UK women highlights the growing problem of tech abuse – Refuge and Avast launch new interactive tool to empower women to secure the connected devices within their homes LONDON, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ … Continue reading “Report – Hidden Home Dangers: Avast and Refuge List the Ten Connected Devices Most Commonly Reported by Women Who Experience Domestic Abuse”

Valerie’s Law campaign – Sistah Space – Domestic abuse: ‘We get left at home with our attackers’

A charity that supports domestic abuse victims of African and Caribbean heritage says 97% of its service users complain about the treatment they receive from police and government agencies. Sistah Space released a video showing how black women are at an increased risk of being left at home with their abusers if responders lack the … Continue reading “Valerie’s Law campaign – Sistah Space – Domestic abuse: ‘We get left at home with our attackers’”

Report – Royal College of General Practitioners – Domestic violence training and support programme shown to increase GP referrals 30-fold

Practices that have undertaken training in the IRIS programme saw a 30-fold increase in referrals to advocacy agencies for women affected by domestic violence and abuse, according to research presented at the RCGP annual conference. Dr Alex Sohal, a GP in east London and clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, was presenting the … Continue reading “Report – Royal College of General Practitioners – Domestic violence training and support programme shown to increase GP referrals 30-fold”

Job Vacancy – Saheli – Children/Young People’s Worker

Job Title: Children/Young People’s WorkerSalary/ Rate: £20,106 per annumLocation: Manchester Closing Date: 11:59pm 31 October 2021Hours: 35 per week (including evening and weekend) POST: Children/Young People’s Worker SALARY: £20,106 HOURS: 35 per week (includes evening and weekend working) LINE MANAGER: Refuge Manager DURATION: 1 year Fixed Term JOB PURPOSE: The post holder will be responsible … Continue reading “Job Vacancy – Saheli – Children/Young People’s Worker”