Webinar – Connect Centre – Rendering them responsible; Victim-survivor experiences of Clare’s Law

Date and time: Wed, 2 March 2022 – 4-5pm About this event Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes (DVDS) were rolled out across England and Wales in 2014 following a high-profile public campaign for their introduction after the murder of Clare Wood in 2009 (hence Clare’s Law) by her partner who was found to have a history … Continue reading “Webinar – Connect Centre – Rendering them responsible; Victim-survivor experiences of Clare’s Law”

Webinar – Dr Annemarie Millar – A Changing Climate for Children’s Rights: Policing Domestic Incidents Involving Children

Date & Time: Wednesday 2nd February, 2022 – 4-5pm About this event: Although the police have been identified as a key service provider when responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA), very little research has investigated their role in regards to responding to children. This study examines children’s experiences of police response in the context … Continue reading “Webinar – Dr Annemarie Millar – A Changing Climate for Children’s Rights: Policing Domestic Incidents Involving Children”

Feedback – Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – Feedback forms now available

Independent Choices Greater Manchester (ICGM) run the Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline and are passionate about listening to feedback. It is vital for improving and guiding our services and helps victims of domestic abuse. Any feedback given will be used to make improvements to our services, make changes, praise staff and investigate where we need … Continue reading “Feedback – Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – Feedback forms now available”

News – BBC – Universities pledge to stop silencing sex-assault victims

Victims of sexual harassment at some UK universities will no longer be silenced by “gagging” clauses, as part of a pledge backed by the government. A 2020 BBC News investigation found nearly a third of universities had used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence student complaints about sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment. Now, the government is asking the … Continue reading “News – BBC – Universities pledge to stop silencing sex-assault victims”

Free Counselling – Trafford Rape Crisis

Trafford Rape Crisis are offering up to 26 sessions of free one-to- one Trauma informed counselling sessions. There are options for face-to-face, telephone or video therapy. The sessions are led by trauma informed Counsellors Referrals can be made online across Greater Manchester at traffordrapecrisis.com More information at counselling@traffordrapecrisis.com You can call Trafford Rape Crisis on … Continue reading “Free Counselling – Trafford Rape Crisis”

Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid -IDVA

Job Title: Independent Domestic Abuse AdvisorSalary/ Rate: £24,345 per annum, pro rata (Actual salary £12,172 per annum)Location: ManchesterClosing Date: Midnight 9th February 2022Hours: 17.5 hours per week About us: PTMWA is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We assist recovery by … Continue reading “Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid -IDVA”

News – Greater Manchester Police – Officers caught on camera encouraging victims of domestic abuse not to pursue their complaints

Police officers have been captured on their own body-worn cameras encouraging victims of domestic abuse not to pursue their complaints, the M.E.N, understands, and failing to carry out basic enquiries. After a series of devastating inspectorate reports criticised Greater Manchester Police for its record on domestic violence, including the high numbers of victims who had … Continue reading “News – Greater Manchester Police – Officers caught on camera encouraging victims of domestic abuse not to pursue their complaints”