Ending violence against women and girls

Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale: Investigation Report

The report is concerned with the institutional responses of the council, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service into child sexual abuse in Rochdale between the early 1960s and the mid 1990s.

It highlights the vulnerability of the children at the council-run Knowl View School and how the institution failed to keep pupils safe from harm for 25 years. It finds staff complacent and arguably complicit.

Comic Relief funding: Tackling violence against women and girls

Comic Relief has announced the launch of a £4 million grant initiative to support organisations that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by women and girls across the UK. The application phase will run from 17 April to midday, 2 July 2018. The initiative is funded by Comic Relief with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with government funds raised through the Tampon Tax.

Safe at Home: SafeLives and Gentoo research

New research by SafeLives and Gentoo looks at the vital role housing providers can play in the response to domestic abuse. Given that domestic abuse is largely perpetrated at home, housing providers can play a unique role in supporting victims of abuse who are their tenants, and holding perpetrators to account. The research from SafeLives and Gentoo found that improving the housing response to domestic abuse, not only supports more victims, survivors and children, but also makes financial sense. 

Jobs: Newcastle Women's Aid

Newcastle Women’s Aid is recruiting a Domestic Abuse Floating Support Worker (12 month fixed term contract – LA Scale 6, 24 hours per week). Applicants must have at least 2 years experience of working with vulnerable women and children. Newcastle Women’s Aid provides specialist support services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. Closing date: Friday, 27th April 2018 – 00:00. 

Research reveals lack of focus on children following domestic homicides

The largest analysis so far of domestic homicide cases in England and Wales has revealed the importance of taking into account children’s experiences and providing them with the right level of support in the aftermath of domestic homicide, which can often inflict long-term harm on children’s lives. Researchers at the Connect Centre at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) analysed all domestic homicide reviews (DHRs) published between 2011 and 2016, focusing on families with children under the age of 18.


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