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Safeguarding adult victims of domestic abuse?

Attendees at the NEEVAWG Network meeting in Middlesbrough last week discussed the requirement in the 2014 Care Act which gives adult safeguarding teams the duty to "prevent harm, stop abuse, support adults in making choices and having control about how they want to live etc." Good guidance for teams has been produced and there may be an opportunity to ensure that women receive better support from adult social care.

Addressing Financial Abuse

Citizen's Advice Bureau has produced a framework to help banks, other creditors and advice providers challenge financial abuse in intimate partner relationship. People who are prevented from managing their own finances by an abuser can suffer serious and long-term consequences. As well as complicated financial problems, they are often at risk of other forms of violent, sexual and psychological abuse. Financial abuse is not very often disclosed and not well understood.  It can also be difficult for victims to get the help that they need.

Agenda call for Advisory Group members

Agenda and AVA, with support from the Barrow Cadbury Trust, are undertaking a mapping exercise to establish the extent to which specialist services for women facing multiple disadvantage exist in different sectors and locations across England and Wales. They are looking for people with expertise in this area to form an advisory group to guide and inform this work. This will involve attending 3-4 meetings in the May-September period and one towards the end of the project (early 2017) and helping to shape the project’s outputs via email.

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