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The Women’s Aid Annual Survey 2015 found that:
This guidance was published in 2015 by the Local Government Association and the Directors of Adult Social Services and highlights potential opportunities to access additional support for victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
Straight Talking has published a report on the role of peer education in tackling Child Sexual Exploitation. Key findings include: peer educators have a vital role to play in engaging with victims and those at risk - raising awareness of the risks of CSE and coercion, helping to understand the scale and nature of the problem in an area and building a much needed bridge of trust between victims and the statutory agencies charged with protecting them.
Women Centred Working initiative has published a new guide to help councils and their partners explore potential benefits that doing things in a ‘women centred’ way can bring to local services and communities.
Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions demonstrates how gendered approaches can help unlock solutions to complex problems and deliver multiple outcomes for vulnerable women and their families – whilst making better use of public resources.
All-Party Parliamentary Group 2016 Report: Domestic Abuse, Child Contact and the Family Courts. In April 2016, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Domestic Violence launched its report highlighting the urgent need for an end to cross-examination of survivors of domestic abuse by their abuser in the family court.
This presentationwas made at the NEEVAWG network meeting on 21st April 2016 by Claire Philipson of Wearside Women in Need and outlines the threat to refuge provision from the proposed cap to housing benefit so supported accommodation.
NEEVAWG has produced three short briefing papers looking at the pledges and activities of the North East Police and Crime Commissioners in advance of the elections on 5th May 2016. The papers include comments from a survey of North East Women's Network members.
Is violent crime increasing or decreasing? Making visible the significance of gender. Professor Sylvia Walby and her team at University of Lancaster have been unpicking data from the British Crime Survey. By counting all incidents of violence reported to the survey, rather than implementing a cap at five incidents, Walby finds that whilst violence against men is in decline, violence against women started to rise after 2010.
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