Domestic Abuse: Learning from case reviews

The NSPCC has produced a summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around families and domestic abuse following analysis of all serious case reviews undertaken since 2011. The learning from these reviews includes the need for professionals to engage with men living in the family home, whilst also making sure they see the mother alone. Professionals need to keep in mind the impact on children of living with domestic violence.

Your views sought on access to legal aid

Following successful legal challenges, Government recently amended the evidence requirements for victims of domestic abuse seeking legal aid in private family cases. The Ministry of Justice is now working with the Law Society, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, Resolution and Rights of Women to gather more information about the existing arrangements and how they operate in practice.

Legal Aid Reforms and Women's Access to Justice

We have just added this new report from Women's Resource Centre to our publications section. A shadow report for the UN's CEDAW executive, it tells you eveything you need to know about women's access to justice across the UK in just 12 pages. Hear campaigning North East solicitor (and one of the report's authors), Cris McCurley, discuss the current state of women's access to justice at the next NEEVAWG Network meeting in September.

Legal Aid Reforms and Women's Access to Justice

This is a Shadow Report from the UK women's sector to the United Nation's CEDAW executive. It represents a comprehensive round-up of the current state of women's access to justice across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Women's Resource Centre is the umbrella organisation which co-ordinated evidence from many community and voluntary sector organisations. Enormous credit goes to Cris McCurley, NE solicitor and NEEVAWG member, for pulling it all together.

Co-created support for adult survivors of childhood abuse

The International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire has published learning from their recent evaluation of a project working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse, run by Victim Support in partnership with the National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC). The project was co-created by a small group of adult survivors of child sexual abuse who worked in partnership with the project facilitators.

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