Well it is at last official, we are a wonderful organisation!
Well we are at least now registered on the Wonderful Website. Wonderful allow us to take online donations and retain all that you donate. It also allows people to create fundraising pages if they plan to shave their head or climb Everest and raise funds for us too- without fees.
We are now adopting Wonderful who are also a charity and funded to provide free fundraising platforms for other charities.
Just click on the logo to learn more about donating to us. Using this pathway means we get all that is donated without paying fees or comission.
The Domestic Abuse Research Network (DARNet) based at the University of Suffolk are seeking views from practitioners and statutory professionals who work with victims of domestic abuse to complete an anonymous survey on whether MARACs are still fit for purpose as well as the barriers to attending a MARAC that you or your organisation may have faced. The online survey will take around 5-10 minutes to complete. Link to our survey
This research will help us to better understand professionals’ views and perceptions about the continuing role of MARACs in safeguarding victims. We would very much appreciate your input into this research.
Many people in our training often ask what they should or should not do if someone starts to disclose domestic abuse. Our big thing is not to blame them for what has happened and not judge them in any way.
This short video from NSPCC is obviously aimed at those working specifically with children or young people but the response should be just the same, whatever the age:
Here is a message for all our DA Champions in Bucks:
I have been asked to let you know that the County’s Domestic Violence & Abuse Needs Assessment is now live! If you have used any of our services to support a victim or perpetrator, child or adult then we want to hear from you. Your experience will help us understand which areas need improvement and how. Please take a few minutes to complete our anonymous survey before 31 July.
Here is a message from Louisa (a Champ) at Flag DV:
We want to tell you about our new website and a significant change to the referral pathway of which you access Flag DV.
From 14th June 2019 we stopped accepting paper or scanned versions of our old referral form. With the launch of our new website we replaced the old form with an online digital version which is located on every page of our website. All self referring clients and professional referrals made with the consent of the client must now complete this digital form to access free legal advice. Our website address is www.flagdv.org.uk
This is a poll for men from our friends at UK Says No More:
We are delighted to announce that UK SAYS NO MORE, in partnership with Stay Safe Global, are undertaking a national survey that will enable us to understand how men can play an active role in ending domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Our good friends at OAC have a message about training events they offer:
Girls and women can suffer many forms of harm in the name of "honour" and our charity is now tackling forced marriage, as well as female genital mutilation. In some communities these issues are interlinked, with girls being cut so they are "ready" to marry, before they finish their education.
We now offer workshops for teachers and students on:
Here is a message from Rachel, our Chief Champ in Slough:
Please find attached training dates. This is a one day training to be delivered in both July and November 2019 for practitioners interested in learning more about Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage and the challenge practitioners face around the complexity of this subject.
This training covers Slough, RBWM and Bracknell and is based at Maidenhead Town Hall. The sign up process is through ‘Achieving for Children’ training website and registration is required.
Based on the success of this training we will be providing a community version of this training as a workshop in February 2020 and would keen to work with any community based groups in the delivery of this.