Ending violence against women and girls

Jobs: The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre [Darlington and Co Durham] CIO (RSACC) has a rare and exciting opportunity for part-time Rape & Sexual Abuse Prison Outreach Counsellor, to work with survivors of rape, sexual abuse and/or domestic abuse following a person-centred model of counselling. The counsellor will work with women aged 18 and over within HMP Low Newton. The role will report to the DCEO and join a motivated team of staff and volunteers in a busy charity, striving to deliver quality services in both Darlington and County Durham.

Accounts of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published accounts of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project, set up for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting. Read the publication: Truth Project experiences shared: victims and survivors speak out

Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

Agenda research: restraint-related deaths among women

Thirty two women died after experiencing restraint over a five year period, according to new figures obtained by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk. The data, on patients detained under the Mental Health Act, suggests women were more likely to have restraint-related deaths than men between 2012/13 and 2016/17. Younger women made up a large number of the restraint-related deaths – 13 were aged 30 and under, compared to 4 men in that age range.

Universal Credit risks increasing women’s vulnerability to financial abuse

As Universal Credit continues to roll out nationally, women’s groups have published a new report, which raises concerns that Universal Credit payments which are paid into one bank account for everyone in the household, rather than individual accounts, risk giving more power to abusers in homes where women are domestic violence.

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