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The Metro reports that the code ‘Ask for ANI’ is being used every 30 hours in the UK. Due to the increased demand for help, Superdrug now run the service in all of their 200 pharmacies across the UK, meaning that a further eight million people will be within a mile of an Ask for […]

The Standard reports on The Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Domestic Abuse yesterday.  https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/court-of-appeal-aid-england-welsh-wales-b927108.html Olive Craig, senior legal officer at Rights of Women, said: “The Court of Appeal’s judgment goes some way to highlighting the importance of family law professionals identifying and understanding coercive control, but we are saddened that the court does not appear […]

The Warren Meadows Charitable Trust have so very generously paid for 10 mobile phones for our new volunteer Domestic Abuse Advisors and some extra money towards the cost of usage. The phones are literally a lifeline for their contact with victims. A very big thank you to the Trust.

The government have just announced a new National Lottery and government partnership to help more vulnerable people An expanded £64 million Changing Futures programme will help more adults facing multiple issues such as homelessness, substance misuse and domestic abuse. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-lottery-and-government-partnership-to-help-more-vulnerable-people

A very big Thank You to Involve Kent for the £500 Connect Well VCS Grant we have just received. ? https://www.involvekent.org.uk/

C.E.O. Henu Cummins comments on the proposed change in law for non-strangulation cases to be treated more seriously than ‘common assault’.

Research by The Centre for Women’s Justice, on the criminal justice response to women who kill their abusive partners, was launched at an online event on 17th February. Speakers included Harriet Wistrich, Sophie Howes, Pragna Patel, Sally Challen, Dame Vera Baird QC, Professor Elizabeth Sheehy and Naz Shah MP. A thought provoking recording of the […]

Some good news in this BBC report. Campaigners have been calling for the change in the law with regard to non-fatal strangulation, arguing that perpetrators are often only charged with common assault, meaning up to six months in jail. The government had initially said it had no plans to change the law but now, ministers […]

The Gift Aid Emergency Relief campaign is led by a coalition of Charities Aid Foundations who want us all to lobby the government to provide a greater gift aid sum on donations to charities for the next two years. This would see Gift Aid raised from 20% to 25%. Please share the link with anyone […]

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