Ending violence against women and girls

Jobs: Harbour Support Services

Harbour Support Services is recruiting for a new role within their teams: Housing Support Officers (Full time/35 hours per week, permanent contract, £17,836 per annum) who will provide housing management support to clients living in Harbour refuges and other properties, with responsibility for all tenancy related matters. They will ensure clients have a clear agreement for their tenancy, can live in a safe and secure environment and that rents are received to secure the sustainability of the accommodation.

Jobs: Ashiana Sheffield

Ashiana Sheffield is recruiting for a Female Outreach Worker, Anti Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (permanent contract, 37 hours per week, £18,500-£21,000 dependent on experience). Ashiana Sheffield is looking for a committed individual to provide outreach support to victims of human trafficking and modern slavery (HTMS) who are living in the wider community.  The support will be provided to clients living in the North East and the worker will be based in Newcastle. Closing date: Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 17:00.

A fifth of women in England and Wales have experienced sexual assault since the age of 16: Rape Crisis responds to ONS report

A fifth of women in England and Wales have experienced a sexual assault, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). More than three million women aged between 16 and 59 are estimated to have been subjected to sexual offences, including rape, attempted rape and sexual assault by penetration. The numbers were contained in a detailed analysis of data for the year to 31st March 2017 released on the 8th February 2018. It said the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 20% of women and 4% of men have experienced some type of sexual

Guide to new Domestic Violence Legal Aid Gateway Evidence

Legal Aid is available for those who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing domestic violence for private family law cases. The provision for this is under Regulation 33 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), which lists the types of evidence that the Legal Aid Agency will accept to grant legal aid in these circumstances.

Final Report: Training to respond to sexual violence at european universities

The final report of the pan-European USVreact project has now been published, which summarises and evaluates the dislosure training interventions in support of student survivors. This report first presents a discussion of the empirical and theoretical context for the project, in terms of the prevalence of sexual violence against students in European countries and factors which may facilitate and hinder disclosure. It then presents a summary of the seven training programmes’ content, delivery and evaluation.

RASASC: Response to Met Decision to Review Sexual Offences Cases

In December last year the media reported widely on two sexual offences trials  that collapsed within a week of each other after evidence was disclosed late into proceedings that had the potential to ‘undermine’ the Prosecution’s case. Disclosure rules mean that the police and the CPS have a duty to inform the defence if they find any evidence that “weakens” the Prosecution case or “strengthens” the Defence’s. What followed was a wave of press coverage highlighting both the “systemic failures” of the Metropolitan Police and the experiences of those accused of rape.

Evidence-Based Policing of Domestic Abuse

However police agencies may choose to re-allocate their domestic abuse resource portfolio, the evidence-based model for testing innovations should be clear. There are both ethical and political reasons to introduce domestic abuse strategies with the same care as public health strategies. Both CARA and the Bracknell Forest ICMP were tested with as much rigour as testing a new pharmaceutical. If two English police agencies can do this, we suggest that others can follow their lead.

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