Consultation

Violence, abuse and mental health network: survey

The Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network (VAMHN) is consulting on the priorities for its future research. An online survey asks respondents to rate questions by importance covering topics such as: technology and abuse; abuse and mental health problems; reducing violence against people with mental health problems; developing future methods of research. Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

7 January - Our Work: Have your say ~ Equality and Human Rights Commission – Consultation closes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission EHRC would like to hear your views about their draft strategic plan (their work plan for the next three years).

"We have set out strategic goals and priority aims in the draft plan. Your views on how we prioritise and achieve these aims are very important to us.

Forced marriage: mandatory reporting

The Home Office has called for responses to a proposed mandatory reporting duty requiring professionals to report cases of forced marriage. Questions for consideration include: the introduction of a mandatory reporting duty on forced marriage; what types of cases should be reported under a new duty; which age groups should be subject to a mandatory reporting duty; which professionals should the duty apply to and to whom reports should be made. The consultation closes at 11pm on 23 January 2019.

EVAW: Draft response to Government RSE consultation

The Government consultation on Relationship and Sex Education is open until 7th November 2018. The End Violence Against Women Coalition has published a detailed draft response to the consultation, which they believe is ‘woefully inadequate – it is not what was promised – it gives a green light to schools to pick and choose what they will cover – and it is not solid enough on the different forms of violence against women and girls and their connection to women’s inequality.’

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.

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

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