Ending violence against women and girls

£19 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse

Almost £19 million of funding to expand support for survivors of domestic abuse services across England has been launched by the Secretary of State for Communities. Councils working in partnership with charities and other organisations will be able to bid for a share of funding to support survivors of domestic abuse. This will be available for a wide range of services to help survivors rebuild their lives; including the provision of refuge beds, education, and employment and life skills training.

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.

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