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17th September 2018 All Comments

A quiet crisis: local government spending on disadvantage

Read full publication »Lloyds Bank Foundation commissioned this independent research by the New Policy Institute to find out how English local authorities are supporting people facing disadvantage. It explores how local services have fare during a sustained period of severe financial pressure on local government finances and whether this experience differs across the country. 

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Justice Secretary announces review of Criminal Injuries Compensation as part of new Victims Strategy

The Justice Secretary has announced a full review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) to ensure it reflects the changing nature of crime and can better support victims. The plans are set out in the first ever cross-government Victims Strategy, launched on Monday 10th September. Read more from Rape Crisis England and Wales. 

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Sexual safety on mental health wards

The Care Quality Commission has published a report sharing their findings and recommendations after reviewing incidents related to sexual safety on mental health wards. In 2017, following concerns raised on an inspection of a mental health trust, the CQC carried out a review of reports on patient safety incidents that staff had submitted through the […]

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Jumping through hoops

In 2017, Agenda and AVA published Mapping the Maze, which provided a broad picture of the support that homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and criminal justice services are providing to women. Jumping through hoops: How are coordinated responses to multiple disadvantage meeting the needs of women?  explores the experiences of local areas across the country that are seeking to […]

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Safe and Equal resource

AVA’s resource, Safe and Equal: A Guide on Young People and Meaningful Participation for the Violence Against Women and Girls Sector is now available to download. This guide aims to provide an overview of the issues to consider when undertaking meaningful participation with young survivors of abuse and multiple disadvantage. The guide is primarily for […]

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Hestia launch Everyone’s Business

Everyone’s Business is a new innovative cross-partnership programme putting employers at the heart of tackling domestic abuse and providing them with the tools they need to recognise and prevent domestic abuse, be prepared to receive disclosures and actively respond and speedily support employees who are experiencing or perpetrating domestic abuse. To find out more, visit the […]

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) intelligence sharing agreement

Law enforcement agencies in the UK and USA have signed an intelligence sharing agreement to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM). Signatories including the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), the Metropolitan Police, Border Force, the FBI, and the US Department of Homeland Security have pledged to share intelligence about travel patterns between the UK and US […]

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Upcoming Events

25th September 2018

Women’s Weeds Tuesdays

Come along on Tuesdays between 5 and 7pm to get involved in the Women’s Weeds project at the Women’s Workshop. We are sowing wild areas, creating a physic garden and pop-up cafe area and learning about local native plants and their uses in the process.

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