Sexual harassment at work: regulators need to take responsibilities more seriously

The Women and Equalities Committee wrote in July to ten regulatory and inspection bodies in sectors including healthcare, law, education and financial services, asking them to explain what they were doing to tackle workplace sexual harassment. The correspondence has been published following publication of the Committee’s report on sexual harassment in the workplace, which found that such harassment is widespread and commonplace, and which called for regulators to take a more active role in eradicating it. Read more

Assessing the risk of female genital mutilation

An article in Community Care describes the development of the online FGM assessment tool by the National FGM Centre to help social workers assess the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), particularly when there are no other safeguarding concerns. Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert. 

#MeToo: UK stars give £1m to sexual harassment victims

Almost exactly a year after the first #MeToo tweet - the Justice and Equality Fund awarded £1,027,699 to seven women's organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These were the first grants to be awarded from the fund. The next recipients will be announced in November. The Women's Aid Federation in Northern Ireland will receive £200,000 to re-establish a pilot rape crisis service there after a 12-year gap. Other organisations receiving grants include:

Jobs: Acorns

Acorns is recruiting for the following post: Outreach Children’s Counsellor/Play Therapist - 17 hours per week. Salary £23,212 pro rata. Fixed term post for 6 months. The post holder will deliver counselling/play therapy for children and young people aged 4-18 years, at suitable locations throughout Northumberland, and at our premises in North Shields, as part of a pilot programme of support.

Jobs: My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place is recruiting for a Charity Fundraisr to sustain and further develop the charities potential to raise unrestricted funds. Salary scale £23,899 - £25,463 pro rata, 28 per week worked flexibly. The work will include some evening or weekend events and meetings. This is initially a fixed term contract for 12 months. We will consider direct employment, Job-sharing, career breaks, self-employment, agency or freelance consultancy. Open to those with an HND qualification, or relevant experience in marketing, media or business.

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