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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.

HMIC Survey of Domestic Abuse Practitioners 2017

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) is conducting an online survey, asking domestic abuse practitioners about their experiences of the service provided by police over the previous 12 months to inform the PEEL Effectiveness inspections they are undertaking this autumn. 

HMIC have asked that survey is not be completed by police officers or police staff, it is intended to be completed by practitioners who work for organisations that provide support to victims of domestic abuse. The survey is currently live and will close at midnight on Friday 8th September 2017.

Half of UK girls are bullied on social media, says survey

This week, the Guardian reported that almost half of all girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey of more than 1,000 young people. The poll also showed that 40% of boys have received harassment online. The survey, conducted by Opinium for the children’s charity Plan International UK, involved 1,002 young people aged between 11 and 18.

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.

Funding: The Hilden Charitable Fund

Average £5,000. VCSE. Deadline 15th September 2017. The Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage and by supporting causes that are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; supports community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people; and penal affairs. Preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year.

Perpetrator programmes debate: Cara Project research

This week, the BBC reported on research claiming a radical counselling scheme for some domestic abusers cuts offending by a third. The two-day course was more successful than other attempts to change behaviour, said Cambridge University. It places first-time offenders in group discussions in which they talk about their behaviour and anger management. The Crown Prosecution Service says it is waiting for results from other trials before any decision on nationwide approval.

Filling in the gaps: trauma informed and gender responsive services for homeless women podcast

As part of the Spotlight Series, SafeLives have produced a podcast with Dr. Lucy Allwright from Against Violence and Abuse (AVA). Lucy shares the insights she’s gained from speaking to homeless survivors of domestic abuse, and some of the vital changes that we must make to better support the women who are often hidden from services. Listen to the full podcast: 'Filling in the gaps: trauma informed and gender responsive services for homeless women'

 

Sexual health professionals should be supported to ask about domestic abuse

Sexual health professionals feel that it is appropriate and valuable to ask their patients about domestic violence and abuse, National Institute for Health Research-funded research at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London has found. But time, workload and finding the right moment during consultations can be barriers to doing so.

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