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Angelou Centre helpine for supporting BAME women with no recourse to public funds

We are pleased to announce the launch of our specialist helpline for agencies who are working with black and minority survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have no recourse to public funds. Contact us for expert advice and guidance on any issues relating to domestic and sexual violence.

This Helpline can also be accessed directly by survivors who have queries around no recourse to public funds.

Please Contact: 0191 226 0981
Helpline Open: 10.30-12.30 Monday - Thursday

European Union (EU) Settlement Scheme Applications

Do you support women who are European Union (EU) citizens from outside the United Kingdom (UK) living in the UK?  They will need to apply for Settled Status if they want to stay in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. "If you have come to live in the UK from another European Union country (EU) – ACT NOW to ensure you can stay after Brexit. Please visit gov.uk for more information translated into 26 languages.

Bill bans ‘abhorrent’ quizzing of domestic abuse victims in court - bill published 21st Jan

Landmark draft legislation to be introduced also includes measures to raise awareness and support survivors. Domestic abusers will no longer be able to cross-examine their former partners in family courts under a comprehensive government package of reforms to tackle the issue. The landmark draft domestic abuse bill, published on 21st January after an 18-month delay, will prevent victims from being subjected to the “abhorrent pract

Government response to petition to consult with women on proposed gender identity changes

This is a government response to a recent petition about consulting with women on proposals to enshrine self-declared gender identity in law.

"The Government has not yet decided whether or not to introduce a self-declaration model, and will not change the Equality Act 2010 provisions which support organisations to run single sex services.

Stalking Protection Orders planned

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has announced plans to introduce new Stalking Protection Orders, calling it a "practical solution to a crime happening now". Paladin - the national charity for victims of stalking - welcomed the news. Ms Rudd announced plans for the new orders, designed to intervene early to keep victims safe and stop ‘stranger stalking’ before it escalates, after visiting the National Stalking Helpline andsaid:

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