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Police to stop passing on immigration status of crime victims

Police will cease to automatically pass information about people suspected of being in the country illegally to deportation authorities if they come forward as victims of crime, according to a new policy hammered out in the wake of the Windrush scandal, the Guardian has learned. These changes were made possible by the work of migrant women survivors, black-led VAWG organisations including Southall Black Sisters and Latin American Women’s Rights Service, and campaigners. Follow the #StepUpMigrantWomen campaign. 

Survey for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse – APPG for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, has launched a national survey of adult survivors. The survey has been created by the APPG to support its response to the Government’s new Victims Strategy. The APPG wants to provide Government with a true picture of the views of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The survey explores survivors’ experiences of support services and the criminal justice system.

Jobs: Wearside Women in Need

Wearside Women in Need is recruiting the following positions:

  • 2 x Community Outreach Workers, 28 – 37 hours per week £21,074 (pro rata)
  • Senior Support Refuge Worker, 37.5 hours per week SCP 24 – 27 (£22,401 - £24,657) (Depending on experience)
  • Project Workers – Various flexible Posts, 8 – 21 hours per week, £9.17 per hour.
  • Charity Fundraiser, 30 hours per week, £20,541 - £23,111 (pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday,  2nd January 2019. More information here

16 Days of Activism: Rise Together Campaign

Within the 16 Days of Activism, Rise Together is a campaign that highlights the vital work that 5 BME women's organisations do, and helping the UK public take action to support them during the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women (25 November – 10 December). These organisations are Apna Haq, Ashiana Network,IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service(LAWRS). 

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