Safe Newcaste: new training course on Stalking and Harassment

Safe Newcastle have added a new training course on Stalking and Harassment to their 2017/18 programme.

The aim of the course is to develop a best practice response to stalking through increased awareness, risk assessment and safety planning. The course will cover:

Jobs: Stockton Council

Stockton Council is looking for a Domestic Abuse Co-Ordinator (Temporary contract for 2 years, 37 hours per week, £29,323 - £31,601 per annum. Benefit & Grade: Grade K). A new opportunity has arisen within the Children's Services Community Safety Unit. Working for Stockton Borough Council you will act as a key contact point to take forward and deliver on the Councils Domestic Abuse Strategy. Stockton Council are looking for someone who has an innovative and flexible approach to help to continually improve the Service.

Jobs: My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place is looking for a Service Manager. 37 Hours per week, competitive Salary dependent upon experience and agreed responsibilities. My Sister’s Place provides specialist services to women 16 years of age and over and are seeking a Service Manager to direct a range of specialist services. Based in Central Middlesbrough, their holistic approach requires high performing individuals with excellent people skills and an ambition to make a difference. They are seeking an experienced project manager to join our senior management team.

Women's Resource Centre: A Fair Deal for Women Report 2017

The Women's Resource Centre has published Part 2 of the A Fair Deal for Women Report 2017: Women Speak Out on Safety Justice and Support, and Women's Health. This report is a product of two of WRC’s projects: Women Speak Out and A Fair Deal for Women. Both are aimed at joining up the dots of the interconnected nature of women’s inequality in the UK, which spreads across all areas of women’s lives – ranging from poverty, to violence, racism, disablism, unequal representation, and unequal access to justice and human rights.

Jobs: EVA Women's Aid

EVA Women’s Aid (Redcar, Cleveland)  is recruiting the following Staff:

  • Experienced IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate), full time - £23,000
  • Mental Health Support Worker, fixed-term contract for up to two years.  Full Time - £23,000
  • Children and Young People’s Counsellor, 20 hours pw – salary negotiable

Closing date –noon, 4 September

Interviews Monday 18 September

Housing First: a new model for supporting women experiencing multiple disadvantages and homelessness

In SafeLives’ latest Spotlight podcast, Louisa Steele from Standing Together Against Domestic Violence talks about why considering multiple disadvantages is key to supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse and homelessness, and how the Housing First model offers a new way of supporting women and men who are chronically homeless. Listen to the full podcast Housing first: a new model for supporting women experiencing multiple disadvantages and homelessness. 

Twitter is 'failing women' experiencing online threats and harassment

Twitter is doing too little, too slowly to combat online threats, racist and misogynist abuse, according to research carried out by the Fawcett Society and Reclaim the Internet, a cross-party campaign founded by Yvette Cooper MP. Numerous examples of abuse, threats, and hate speech on the platform were identified and reported early last week – by the morning of the 21st August they were still up on the platform, despite the fact that they clearly violate Twitter's own community standards that do not allow direct or indirect threats or can be categorised a

Funding: Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest grants provide longer term core or direct delivery funding for eligible charities that are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work. Invest grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total. Deadline for applications is 22nd September 2017. Find out more on the Lloyds Bank Foundation website. 

Female jurors wanted for international politics awards

This year, for the first time, politicians from all over Europe will be awarded for creative and courageous political projects which improve our lives as citizens. The projects cover major areas of politics – from human rights to quality of life and community projects, regardless of party affiliation. The winners will be selected by a jury of 1,000 Europeans, representative of age, gender and country. The organisers of the awards have informed me that too few women have applied for jury membership so far.


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