This morning the DWP issued a Press Release, click on the image above to read more.
Around 600 DWP staff across the UK are currently undergoing specialist training from expert organisation Women’s Aid. The newly assigned points of contact will be trained to identify and support the needs of anyone experiencing domestic abuse, and will work closely with local services to share knowledge and signpost women to additional, external support.
And in an important step to protect those experiencing domestic abuse, the Secretary of State will also announce that new Universal Credit claims will receive automatic guidance directing payments to be made to the main carer’s account.
The National Rural Crime Agency has published a report about the hidden domestic abuse in rural areas.
Click on the image above to read the BBC report
Isolated, unsupported and unprotected, victims failed by the system, services and those around them
The National Rural Crime Network reveals a hidden picture of domestic abuse in rural Britain; victims are isolated, unsupported and unprotected – who are being failed by the system, services and those around them.
The reort is the result of an 18-month intensive research project, talking to rural victims of domestic abuse.
Click on the image below to read the report
This is a really useful guide on Forced Marriage Protection Orders
Please click on the link to visit the HM Courts and Tribunals Service website as the guide is available in different languages.
If you are a resident of Central Bedfordshire, please complete the Safer Central Community Survey by clicking on the link here
This is an annual survey that enables the Community Safety Partnership to engage with residents and hear the feedback from Central Bedfordshire resisents.
The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill published its report on Friday making recommendations for amendments to the Bill.
You can read it here https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt201719/jtselect/jtddab/2075/2075.pdf
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Please click on the link to go to the BBC News website to read the research carried out by Birmingham University.
Other media has also reported this research
In the article on the Independent webpage, there are 13 slides entitled “Forgotten Women” these are thought provoking and worth reading.
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The HSBC has been praised in the press for it support of its customers experiencing domestic abuse
Click on the image above to visit the HSBC website for more information on how the bank can help you if you are one of its customers.
For more information click on the image below for more information this will take you to the Women's Aid website
If you click on the logo below you can visit the Surviving Economic Abuse website; have a look at the resources section highlighted in green.
If you need to speak to someone about domestic abuse, please call the 24 hour National Domestic Violence helpline 0808 2000 247
If you are in immediate danger please call the Police on 999