Toolkits and guidance

Domestic abuse and change-resistant drinkers: preventing and reducing the harm

AVA and Alcohol Concern have released joint research and guidance on Domestic abuse and change resistant drinkers: preventing and reducing the harm. The guidance is based on lessons learnt from a review of Domestic Homicide Reviews where alcohol was involved. It highlights how domestic violence should be better understood and explored as a reason why individuals may not engage with alcohol treatment.

Community-led Interventions on FGM: Evaluation and best practice guide

The Tackling FGM Initiative has published the evaluation of its six-year programme working in almost 20 local authorities across the UK, charting and developing community-led interventions to tackle FGM. Findings include: there is good evidence that the approach has worked with a range of audiences within communities affected by FGM; the lack of clarity on where FGM ‘sits’ and who should be funding it means it will be difficult to maintain momentum. A best practice guide has also been published.


Capacity building resources for work on Honour Related Violence (HRV)

The Fatima Project is an EU-funded piece of work bringing together agencies from across the UK, Sweden, Greece and Portugal to increase the capacity within ethnic minority NGOs relevant for work against Honour Related Violence (HRV,) in order to elevate the problem of HRV from the individual level to the group level. The UK agencies involved include the North East's Angelou Centre. The results of this two-year project include capacity building resources for organisations, a training programme and game which organisations can play with their users or communities to start the conversation about HBV. Email for further information or to order a game.


The Big Lottery Fund: Review of Domestic Abuse Outcome Measurement Frameworks January 2016 

As part of a learning exercise from it's funding of the domestic abuse sector, BLF has produced a review of seven of the available domestic abuse outcome measurement tools and sets out how they can be used to their best advantage


On-line Safety Education: new guidance

The PSHE Association and Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) have published a report outlining key principles of effective practice in prevention education. This aims to support professionals in providing high-quality online safety education. Key elements of effective practice include: community, parent and pupil engagement; a positive approach, avoiding ‘scare tactics’ or confrontational strategies; support from school leadership teams and other authorities.



FGM Resource Pack

Government has produced this resource pack which includes case studies and supoort materials. It was developed in response to requests for clearer direction from central government about the safeguarding responsibilities of local authorities and is designed to highlight examples from areas where effective practice has been identified and to emphasise what works in fighting female genital mutilation (FGM).



FGM Screening Toolkit

Resolution has published a new screening toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), to support family lawyers in raising the issue of FGM with their clients. Issues highlighted include: a potential victim may only have one chance to ask for help; any discussion needs to be taken in a way that is sensitive to the difficulties this subject raises; FGM is often one of a range of issues that the client will present with.


Pictorial guide to helping families to move forward following domestic abuse.

This pictorial guide has been published by the Guardian and covers aspects of the NSPCC’s domestic abuse programme


Domestc abuse in the workplace

This guidance is aimed at employers and is produced by the Polive and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.