Women's Aid have today published their report 'A Perfect Storm: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse survivors and the services supporting them'.
The report identifies the impact Covid-19 has had on those living with domestic abuse, and how this has worsened over lockdown. It also discusses the longer term impact, where service providers expect to see an increase in the demand across services in the coming months.
Our good friend (and an amazing DA Champ too) Kerry has a message regarding ADAS services in Bucks
In the light of the current situation we are unable to run support groups face to face. However, this has not stopped us offering support to those who would benefit from it, and we have adapted our Managing Emotions Group for survivors of domestic abuse to run online. It is a weekly 2 hour group and runs for 12 weeks. We are completing our first group next week and are halfway through our second group and are getting some positive feedback from participants.
Thames Valley Police (TVP) has recently launched a campaign to help identify those within their ranks that may prey on others. The vast majority of police officers do sterling work and want to help those less fortunate or in crisis. This campaign looks at those few who have their own agenda.
Their campaign video explains what they are aiming to manage:
With the amazing success and fantastic feedback of our recent webinars, this next one is no exception!
Reducing attrition in domestic abuse cases
It discusses the high rate of attrition with domestic abuse cases following the criminal justice pathway. Of all prosecutions in the UK, domestic abuse cases fail mostly because the victims pull their support. There are many reasons why this happens but the fact is it means that justice cannot be done and matters can simply repeat, risk can escalate or abuses continue.