HMIC report raises concerns about policing of domestic abuse

Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) raises warning flag as forces strive to cope with increased demand. The majority of police forces do a good job in keeping members of the public safe, with two thirds of forces being graded as either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in a report into police effectiveness published today. Durham was the only force found to be ‘outstanding’ with Northumbria and Cleveland found to be ‘good’.

Harbour wins awards

 Harbour Support Services has been named as one of the best places to work in the North East, according The Sunday Times. Teesside based Harbour Support Services has also been awarded a Michelin-style, one star accreditation from Best Companies, which recognises outstanding levels of employee engagement. The accolades are part of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies, an annual ranking and survey of the cream of Britain’s employers.

Durham Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel

Ron Hogg, Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) is establishing a Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel. The Durham PCVC Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel will work with Durham Constabulary to improve performance in the investigation of domestic abuse cases and improve the services offered by the Police to victims of domestic abuse. It should also provide a real benefit to improve the community’s confidence in the police to deal with such serious incidences and therefore increase reporting. The Panel will be independent of the Police.

Funding: Feminist Review Trust

The Feminist Review Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. In 2017 and 2018 we will particularly welcome applications from non-OECD countries in the following areas:

  • Lesbian and transgender rights
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Disabled women and girls

The submission and decision deadlines are as follows:

Funding: Sage Enterprise Fund

The Sage Enterprise Fund is designed to support organisations who are looking to create new initiatives, generate further income or enhance existing and proven activity.

Jobs: Four-year ESRC Studentship

Applications are invited for a four-year ESRC studentship starting October 2017, examining escalation in domestic violent crime using Lancashire Police data. The standard stipend for ESRC studentships covers: full payment of university fees for four years; a tax-free stipend (£14,296p.a. in 2016); and access to a Research Support and Training fund. To apply, submit an application for a Sociology PhD by 3 April 2017.

Jobs: CEO at WHIST (job share)

WHiST are seeking a suitable skilled, experienced and qualified woman to job share (17.5hrs a week) the CEO role within the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity and we are seeking someone who will appreciate and protect the core values of the organisation whilst enabling WHiST to address future sustainability by developing initiatives as outlined in its strategic plans.

Funding: Allen Lane Foundation

The Allen Lane Foundation makes grants from £500-£15,000 for work with particular groups.  Currently these are: people experiencing violence or abuse; people experiencing mental health problems; migrant communities; older people; prisoners and former prisoners; asylum-seekers and refugees; and Gypsies and travellers.  Applicants must have an income of less than £100,000. Please see the Foundation's website for details of the criteria and how to apply.  Applications are processed continuously, and the Trustees meet three times a year.




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