Jobs: EVA Women's Aid

EVA Women’s Aid (Redcar, Cleveland) is recruiting the following staff:

Jobs: Newcastle Women's Aid

Newcastle Women’s Aid is recruiting a Domestic Abuse Floating Support Worker (12 month fixed term contract – LA Scale 6, 24 hours per week). Applicants must have at least 2 years experience of working with vulnerable women and children. Newcastle Women’s Aid provides specialist support services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. Closing date: Friday, 27th April 2018 – 00:00. 

Research reveals lack of focus on children following domestic homicides

The largest analysis so far of domestic homicide cases in England and Wales has revealed the importance of taking into account children’s experiences and providing them with the right level of support in the aftermath of domestic homicide, which can often inflict long-term harm on children’s lives. Researchers at the Connect Centre at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) analysed all domestic homicide reviews (DHRs) published between 2011 and 2016, focusing on families with children under the age of 18.

SafeLives survey: Every Story Matters

SafeLives has developed a survey to gather views and experiences to contribute to the government’s public consultation to improve the response to domestic abuse: Every Story Matters is a simple, anonymous way to share your views. 

Call for evidence: A survey to explore support available for women experiencing homelessness with multiple and/or complex needs

Homeless Link and Women’s Resource Centre have commissioned research to explore gendered approaches to working with women experiencing homelessness with multiple and/or complex needs. You can complete the survey about your service and your experience of supporting women. The information gathered will help us to understand the challenges that services are facing, explore different approaches to supporting women and illustrate some strategies for overcoming the barriers to supporting women effectively.

Victorian activist Jospehine Butler documentary Night of Years now available online

This is a new documentary about the life and work of early feminist Josephine Butler. You can view it online at

Josephine gave a voice to women who were being exploited and treated barbarically as part of the Contagious Diseases Acts. She also shone a light on the sexual trafficking of women and girls in the later hall of the 19th century. She is now largely forgotten, but the work she did still has resonances today.

Calling NE Union reps and officials - have you dealt with a domestic violence case?

Dr Gemma Wibberley, Dr Carol Jones and Dr Tony Bennett, staff at UCLAN and Sheffield Hallam University, are exploring the role that trade unions can play if an employee is a victim / survivor of domestic violence, and how it impacts wwithin workplaces. Supported by TUC as part of their 150th anniversary.

If you are a union representative or officer that has taken part in a domestic violence case please help our research supported by the Northern TUC women’s committee. It’s completely confidential but your experiences and thoughts are valuable to us. 


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