HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the College of Policing (CoP) and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have published a report in response to the super-complaint submitted by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters about the practice of the police sharing of victims’ information with the Home Office.
MAJORITY OF VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE HOUSING A new report by Hibiscus Initiatives finds that the majority of potential female victims of trafficking are unable to access safe houses, with some even facing homelessness. Hibiscus urges that foreign national female trafficking survivors can be housed in safe houses. Chief Executive of … Continue reading “Report – Hibiscus Initiatives – Closed Doors report”
Rape Prosecutions: New report finds system collapse and calls for political intervention on juries, police and prosecutors 55,259 rapes reported last year – only 2,102 prosecutions and 1,439 convictions Rape Crisis England & Wales, Imkaan, EVAW, and Centre for Women’s Justice find ‘rape myths’ throughout the police and courts system Call for major changes to … Continue reading “Report – Rape Crisis England & Wales, Imkaan, EVAW, and Centre for Women’s Justice – ‘The Decriminalisation of Rape: Why the justice system is failing rape survivors and what needs to change’”
Indicators from a range of data sources to assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on domestic abuse in England and Wales. “Police recorded crime data show an increase in offences flagged as domestic abuse-related during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however, there has been a gradual increase in police recorded domestic abuse-related offences over … Continue reading “Gov.uk – Office of National Statistics – Domestic abuse during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, England and Wales: November 2020”
10 year femicide census Released on 25th November 2020, our 10 year report is the most comprehensive study of the women killed by men in the UK, 2009-2018. “This report brings together the killings of 1,425 women and girls aged 14and over and the 1,419 men who ended their lives between 2009 and2018.The report finds … Continue reading “Report – Femincide census – 10 year femicide census”
On the 30th November 2020, the four Women’s Aid federations from Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland published a framework to show the quality of research on domestic abuse. Developed with and endorsed by academic researchers, this framework provides decision-makers with clarity on the merits of different types of evidence and research, and the principles of integrity relating to … Continue reading “Research – Women’s Aid -Research integrity framework”
Women’s Aid are still running the No Woman Turned Away project. It provides dedicated support to women who face barriers in accessing a refuge space. “Frontline services are not always able to support the women and children trying to access them. With a referral from you, our project can help those women facing some of … Continue reading “Service reminder – the No Woman Turned Away project”
The Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) codeword scheme has been developed to allow victims of domestic abuse to access support from the safety of their local pharmacy. Training materials The training information explains how pharmacy staff should deliver the scheme. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ask-for-ani-domestic-abuse-codeword-scheme-training-toolkit Promotional material The promotional materials are for participating pharmacies to show that they … Continue reading “New Scheme- Ask for ANI domestic abuse codeword scheme – Materials”