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Following the news that John Worboys, thought to be one of the UK's most prolific rapists, is to be freed from jail, the End Violence Against Women Coalition has said: "The decision to release John Worboys beggars belief. It is likely to be the product of a justice system and a society that cannot and perhaps will not deal with rape. Even though the police – who failed horrifically in bringing him to justice – said there are probably more than 100 women victims of John Worboys, he is to be released.
This week, Theodore Johnson pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-partner - the third woman he has killed. In an article published by The Guardian, Paula Cocozza asks whether this is a uniquely tragic triple crime, or a systemic failure to take domestic violence seriously.
Ashiana is recruiting a Female Outreach Worker - Anti Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (£18,500-£21,000, full time, permanent contract). Ashiana works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women, children and young people to escape violence and abuse and specialise in those areas of abuse which are most prevalent within BAMER communities such as domestic and sexual abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, human trafficking, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.
Latest official figures show that only eight out of 43 police forces across England and Wales have rolled out a new national training programme and this lack of training is reflected in the low number of prosecutions involving the new offences. A recent freedom of information request by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism revealed that just 532 charges have been brought under the new laws in the 29 police force areas that responded to the request. Six police forces have brought five charges or fewer since the new offences were brought into force on 29 December 2015.
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are moving premises and need to raise £6,500 to go towards creating up to four soundproofed safe spaces for face to face sessions with women and girls who have been sexually assaulted. For more information about the campaign or to make a donation visit Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland's JustGiving page.
A new research paper by Nikki L Carthy (Teeside University) and Richinda Taylor (EVA Women’s Aid) explores Practitioner perspectives of domestic abuse and women over 45, published in the European Journal of Criminology this month.
The Department for Education (DfE) and the Home Office (HO) have published a research report looking at how local authorities support and accommodate non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrant children identified as potential victims of modern slavery, including trafficking.
The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse has published findings from a study carried out by NatCen Social Research looking at what workers in night-time economy – businesses and services that have direct contact with the public after 6pm – know and do about child sexual exploitation (CSE), and child sexual abuse (CSA).
The NSPCC has published an evaluation of how it supports other agencies to deliver its Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) service for children and mothers who experienced domestic abuse. Findings include: professionals were enthusiastic about DART and said they felt confident about delivering the programme after training. Barriers to running the DART programme included problems with funding, staffing, transport, venues and issues with taking children out of school.
Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert
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