Comic Relief launches core costs fund

Comic Relief has launched its refreshed Grants strategy: Working towards a world in which all people are safe, healthy, educated and empowered.

Galop to run national LGBT Domestic Violence helpline

Following the closure this week of Broken Rainbow, the national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (0800 0005428) will now be run by Galop, the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of the Domestic Abuse Partnership. Galop has worked quickly with Broken Rainbow and the Home Office, which funds the service, to ensure that there is no gap in service.

Nineteen Child Homicides

This report details the cases of nineteen children, all intentionally killed by a parent who was also a known perpetrator of domestic abuse. These killings were made possible through unsafe child contact arrangements, formal and informal. Over half of these child contact arrangements were ordered through the courts. Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid, said “There is a misguided belief within the family courts and among judges that, because a relationship has ended, so has the domestic abuse.

The Health of the 51%: Women

This Annual Report was published late in 2015 by Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer. Gender based violence against women  and female genital mutilation are the subjects of the first two chapters and there are recommendations around improved training and better integrated service provision for CCGs, local authorities, mental health trusts, hospitals, GPs etc.

“Time Out”: A Strategy for Reducing Men’s Violence Against Women in Relationships?

This article critically explores accounts of how men attending domestic violence perpetrator programs (DVPP) used the “time out” strategy. Findings are drawn from 71 semi-structured interviews with 44 men attending DVPPs and 27 female partners or ex-partners of men in DVPPs. The authors describe three ways in which the technique was used: first, as intended, to interrupt potential physical violence; second, through the effective adaption of the time-out rules by victim-survivors; and finally, misappropriation by some men to continue and extend their controlling behaviors.

People's Postcode Trust - Small Grants Programme

The Trust wants to make the world a better place through short-term funding for projects that help to prevent poverty, support healthy living initiatives and uphold human rights for some of society's most vulnerable groups. It will also consider projects which help different communities come together for better understanding and community relations. Grants range from £500 to £20,000

Examples of projects which may fit within the Trusts criteria are:

•Services around domestic abuse

•Homelessness support.

•Prevention of anti-social behaviour in young people.

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