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News – The Inspectorate of Probation – Warnings over curfew risk for domestic abuse victims

Domestic abusers are being put on curfews which require them to stay at home with their victims, according to a report. Inspectors raised serious concerns about the findings and said parts of the Probation Service’s electronic tagging programme required “urgent improvements” to keep people safe. The Inspectorate of Probation report said: “Most concerningly, we saw … Continue reading “News – The Inspectorate of Probation – Warnings over curfew risk for domestic abuse victims”

Paper – Dr Lis Bates – Criminal justice responses to domestic violence and abuse in England

A paper has been published by Connect Centre member, Dr Lis Bates, with colleagues from UWE and Bristol Universities. The paper is on criminal justice responses to domestic abuse and how vulnerabilities mediate justice – in particular, how mental health, victim gender and incident type (especially lack of physical violence) impact the progression of cases … Continue reading “Paper – Dr Lis Bates – Criminal justice responses to domestic violence and abuse in England”

Consultation – Ministry of Justice – The Victims’ Bill

The Ministry of Justice’s consultation to introduce the first ever Victim’s Law closes on 3rd February 2022. Its aim is to put victims and survivors at the heart of the justice system. You can read and respond to the consultation online here

Job Vacancy – Saheli Women’s Refuge Worker

Job Title: Refuge Worker (re-advertisment)Salary/ Rate: £20,106 (pro-rata) Actual £10,053Location: ManchesterClosing Date: 9am, 31st January 2022Hours: 17.5 hours per week (some weekend and evening work required) Saheli supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse, from Black Asian and Minority communities. Saheli (meaning friend) is committed to creating a safe space, providing culturally sensitive support, language … Continue reading “Job Vacancy – Saheli Women’s Refuge Worker”

Free Training – ICGM & S4S – No Recourse to Public Funds

Independent Choices Greater Manchester are pleased to announce that they are hosting 2 online training courses around No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) with Vicky Marsh from Safety for Sisters (S4S). The course is aimed at professionals working with women who are No Recourse to Public Funds and experiencing domestic abuse.    The course will cover … Continue reading “Free Training – ICGM & S4S – No Recourse to Public Funds”

Television – The Tourist: BBC’s new drama praised for how it handles emotional abuse

Domestic violence organisations have praised the BBC for its portrayal of emotional abuse on their new series, The Tourist. The six-part drama, which was released over New Year’s, stars Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan and has been a big hit with viewers. But, despite the show’s gripping, central storyline following amnesiac Elliot Stanley (played by Dornan) as he … Continue reading “Television – The Tourist: BBC’s new drama praised for how it handles emotional abuse”