Complex Domestic Abuse Service Support Worker Vacancy

South Tyneside £18,825 per annum 37 hours per week (Fixed term until 31st March 2021) Closing Date – 14th June 2020     

About you

Do you have experience of working with people who have experiences of domestic abuse? Do you have experience of supporting socially disadvantaged and vulnerable people who have complex needs? Do you have experience and/or willingness to work with clients who may demonstrate challenging behaviour?

Community Fund-raiser post for Way Out, Tees Valley

 Way Out is a successful and developing outreach and prevention charity established in 2002.  Serving the Tees Valley area we are a charity with a difference.  Our approach is asset based and trauma informed aiming to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation and to reduce life limiting choices and behaviours. 

Baby Steps: Gender division of childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic

University of Bristol has written a paper on the gender division of childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their research shows that Covid women were doing 65% more childcare than fathers but since the pandemic fathers contribution has increased but the increase has been driven by more time not working rather than the increase in childcare need. The research highlights that the additional burden of childcare is only shared more equally when men have more time on their hands.


Black Lives Matter - Reading Race

The last few weeks have been particularly difficult for the BAME community. The review published by Public Health England  has confirmed that the risk of dying among those diagnosed with coronavirus is higher within BAME groups than in white ethnic groups. 

Update from Northumbria PCC on domestic abuse actions

Message from Kim McGuinness, Police and Crime Commissioner:

"The Coronavirus pandemic has hit many of our communities hard, and our members, volunteers and councillors who work so hard locally, will know first-hand just how hard it’s been for so many.

I've continued to support many of those neighbourhoods with a specialist funding pot for local support groups, with targeted funds to tackle domestic abuse and by keeping work going to support young people in particular through the Violence Reduction Unit, but I know there's more to do.

Often Overlooked

Published by Agenda, Often Overlooked explores how self-harm among young women is often linked to poverty and disadvantage.

This new research, undertaken by analysts at the National Centre of Social Research, is one of the first to focus on connections between poverty and non-suicidal self-harm in young women across England. It is based on new analysis of data from more than 20,000 people.



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