News from RtR

This is one for all our active DA Champions in Oxfordshire.

The latest version of the Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Partner Update is available.

Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Update 

Guidance regarding advising victims on how to gather evidence, keep safe online, and deal with unwanted or intimidating electronic communications.
January 2019

The Violence, Abuse & Mental Health Network will research the impact of violence and abuse on mental health. The network will focus on all types of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, and all aspects of mental health and wellbeing (i.e., not just diagnosed mental health conditions). 

The following was taken from a recent online campaign following the sentencing in a case surrounding the death of Natalie Connolly:

​We are cataloguing the UK men who have relied on a defence of "sex game gone wrong" in the death of a woman or girl.

Here is some great news for anyone wanting to foster a cat or needing to home a cat to enable somebody to flee to refuge!.

We have this from our good friends at Paws Protect

Frank Mullane awarded MBE in 2019 New Year Honours list for services to families affected by domestic homicide.

Reducing the Risk are very pleased to congratulate one of our patrons on receiving this award for all his tireless efforts:

We recently attended a forum in London aimed at bringing awareness of domestic abuse into faith groups and heard from Mizan the poet.

The Safer & Stronger Bucks Partnership Board in association with the Bucks Safeguarding Children’s Board, Bucks Safeguarding Adult’s Board and Health and Wellbeing Board has organised a Domestic Abuse Big Tent Event on the 5th February 2019 between 09.00 and 13.00 to be held at Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Oculus. Lunch will be served after the event to encourage networking.

We are delighted to have a really exciting range of key note speakers including:

Our good friends at Turning Point have every reason to celebrate at the moment- here is why:

We do want everybody to enjoy a peaceful and happy Christmas period. Though the sad truth is that many won't be able to. A few years ago our friends at the Sara Charlton Foundation published the following video. The message is very clear- that abuse can still go on in some families at this time of year. We would like to thank everyone involved with our Champion networks and IDVA service. We could not operate in either without other individuals and agencies helping us physically, financially or even both.