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The number of people contacting the NSPCC to raise the alarm about domestic abuse has surged. Ten adults a day are getting in touch with the charity to raise concerns about the welfare of children, figures indicate. The NSPCC reported a sharp rise in the number of contacts about youngsters…
Thousands of pounds is to be injected into a successful violence reduction project to make its services available in Edinburgh. The Navigator project, which already operates at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, helps victims and perpetrators of violence make the changes they need to improve their lives. Funding of £70,000 has been…
A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensitive subject of male victims of domestic violence. Dr Jessica McCarrick, a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, thinks more should be done to support male victims as many don’t report the violence they suffer for fear…
The Duchess of Cornwall will urge society to challenge the "corrosive" silence that surrounds domestic violence. Camilla will host a reception for survivors of domestic abuse and those working in the field at Clarence House, London, on Thursday. In a preview of her comments in the Daily Mail, she highlights…
On Friday 17 June, a one-day symposium, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation', took place at the University of Westminster in London. Organised by Dr Georgina Colby, Lecturer in English, and Hannah Camplin, Lecturer in Law at the University, the symposium brought together speakers from across the Humanities, Law,…
Right across England and Wales, local councils have been coping with successive cuts to their budgets for the past six years. Between 2010 and 2015, cuts to local councils amounted to £18 billion in real terms, and a further £9.5 billion is expected to be slashed by 2020. Inevitably, public…
A summit is to be held as violence against staff in prisons, immigration centres and prisoner escort services hits "breaking point". The Community union said its members in the prison sector, secure immigration centres, young offender institutions, secure training centres, courts and prisoner escorting and electronic monitoring services have seen…
Rape Crisis Scotland have announced the launch of Shetland Rape Crisis service at an event at The Mareel in Lerwick yesterday. The new service will offer support, advocacy and information to survivors aged 13+ of any form of sexual violence, no matter when in their lives it happened. Support is…
Assaults on NHS staff have gone up 25% in the last five years, new figures show. The number of assaults increased to 67,874 in 2014-15 from 54,758 assaults in 2008-9 - an increase of more than 13,000. Doctors, nurses and other NHS workers were subjected to an average of 186…
Fearless, the national support service for survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland has launched a new website. The site www.fearless.scot offers information and resources on the service and allows users to make a referral online. The service works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races,…
Disabled people are almost three and a half times more at risk of violent crime, research shows. Charity Victim Support (VS) found that over the past decade violent crimes against people with a limiting disability or illness had increased by 3.7%. It carried out detailed analysis of the Crime Survey…
Sexual violence in conflict is "as prevalent, if not more prevalent" than it was when William Hague and Angelina Jolie launched an international push to wipe out the war crime, a report has found. More than 120 countries backed a commitment eradicate the "barbaric" practice after the former foreign secretary…
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