Call for evidence: interventions with young people who have experienced sexual violence

The International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire is calling for evidence of peer interventions with young people who have experienced sexual violence for its Our voices research project. Peer interventions may include a variety of models, such as: one-to-one or group-based peer support, peer-led self-help groups, peer mentoring or online support. The deadline to submit research evidence is 31 October 2018.

Preventing child sexual abuse in the home

The NSPCC has published two reports about working with a community to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) in the home. Findings from an evaluation of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Protecting Parents Across Communities programme (PPAC) include: working directly with community members helps professionals to identify local risks; CSA prevention programmes need to help mothers overcome the challenges to identifying risk and taking action if they are to be successful. Read more:

New measures announced to combat forced marriage

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a package of measures to tackle forced marriage. As part of this, a public consultation will be launched to determine whether there should be a mandatory requirement for professionals to report a forced marriage case to the authorities. This will help identify:

  • which professionals the duty would apply to
  • the specific circumstances where a case would have to be reported
  • potential sanctions for failure to comply with the duty

Key messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse has published a report looking at messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse. The report looks at the extent, dynamics and impact of institutional abuse and discusses ways of preventing institutional abuse including: a rigorous recruitment and selection processes; an open organisational culture where safeguarding is seen as everyone’s business; and organisational processes in place, such as co-working, supervision and whistleblowing procedures, to minimise the opportunities for abuse to occur.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - What's Next? Webinar Series

April 2018 saw organisations with over 250 employees report on their Gender Pay Gap for the first time. 

With the date for 2019 reporting now hurtling towards us, join Everywoman's FREE Gender Pay Gap webinar series with everywoman Expert Helene Reardon-Bond OBE, as we look back at what we have learnt during this first year of reporting and look to the future and the next steps required. 

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