Safe - the domestic abuse quarterly
Issue 23 - Winter 2007
Will the Women's Sector be mainstreamed out of existence?
The government now acknowledges the scale and severity of domestic violence. Real progress has been made, so are we now at a turning point in tackling violence against women? Vivienne Hayes debates the subject, including the issue of gender mainstreaming.
Key agency update
More women seeking injunctions can now get legal aid. Eleanor Druker, Policy Manager at the Legal Services Commission reports on the costs of seeking an injunction.
Thirty years of domestic violence legislation: Is it worth the paper now?
Seventeen years ago, Jackie Barron wrote Not worth the paper...?, a research report about how the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act was being put into practice. In this article, Jackie reflects on the progress made and the implications of changes in the law.
Empowering the voluntary sector - an advice and training project for voluntary organistions
The Public Law Project helps voluntary and community organisations understand how to use public law. They have so far trained hundreds of people all over the country and have advised over 80 organisations. They have also had more than £250,000 of withdrawn funding reinstated. Louise Whitfield, a solicitor from the Public Law Project describes the services they offer.
Report: Women’s Aid conference 2007
Deputy Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, Nicki Norman reports on the Women’s Aid conference which took place in July 2007.
Working together to safeguard children and young people from domestic violence
Lorraine Radford, Head of Research at the NSPCC reports on services for children and young people, and discusses a model of safeguarding based on three levels of prevention.