News from RtR

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.

Terry Crews is an American actor, comedian, artist, activist and a former American football player. He has starred in a number on US sitcoms and has also hosted the US version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and appearred in a number of films. Since 2013, he plays NYPD Sergeant Terry Jeffords in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Terry grew up with a very abusive father and the following video shows him speaking frankly about his experiences and how it shaped him as a man. This is his speech upon receiving the Voice of Courage award from Safe Horizon.

An important message in a greeting to all our readers from our friends at OAC:

Happy Winter Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Click to visit the website

We bring you the gift of some highlights from our work in 2018!

SAVE THE DATE- 25 March 2019

Our friends at Action on Elder Abuse have a message:

We are pleased to announce our annual National Safeguarding Conference will take place in London on Monday 25 March 2019.

Venue : Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ

We often try to enable our readers to help us raise funds and with Christmas looming and Cyber Monday deals still in the air- here is a simple one for Amazon shoppers.

It is that time of year again — our annual survey of domestic abuse Champions across the Thames Valley, Havering and this year Torbay Champs too.

The survey invitations will be finding their way into your inboxes, whether you are trained as a Champion, partly trained or simply waiting for a convenient date. We need to know your views on what is happening in your local areas, so please find the time to respond   — it will take about 15 mins.

Whilst wondering what to buy this Christmas, please consider teaming up with Give as you Live. You can purchase everything online as you normally would but shopping through their website, you pay no more but you earn a bonus for us too! Just click on the the image of Santa to register.

The following dance routine on France's X factor is extremely impactive and makes such a clear reference to intimate partner abuse or a Dakota calls in "Violence Conjugale" including the awful puppetry of coercive control. See what you think but we applaud Dakota and Nadia- they really have the X factor: