Women’s Aid Responses

Women’s Aid responds to Domestic Abuse Commissioner raising concerns about councils funding crisis

Women’s Aid responds to Domestic Abuse Commissioner raising concerns about councils funding crisis Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, comments:   “Women’s Aid’s expertise on the national network of domestic abuse provision has continued to demonstrate the funding crisis that specialist women’s domestic abuse services have been facing. For over a decade this has resulted […]

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Women’s Aid responds to the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation National Expert Steering Group Annual Progress Report

Women’s Aid responds to the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation National Expert Steering Group Annual Progress Report   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments:     “We welcome the publication of the second progress report on the delivery of statutory duty for local authorities to fund support in safe accommodation for survivors of domestic

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Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice decision to introduce legislation making ‘rough sex’ an aggravating factor if it results in death

Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice decision to introduce legislation making ‘rough sex’ an aggravating factor if it results in death   Sophie Francis-Cansfield, head of external affairs at Women’s Aid, comments:   “Today’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice is an important step in recognising the devastating nature of deaths caused by ‘rough

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Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice reversal of plans on making mediation in family courts compulsory

Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice reversal of plans on making mediation in family courts compulsory   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments: “Women’s Aid had warned that proposals to make mediation mandatory in family courts would put the safety of survivors of domestic abuse at risk so a reversal of

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Women’s Aid responds to Labour announcing that the party would install domestic abuse specialists in 999 centres

Women’s Aid responds to Labour announcing that the party would install domestic abuse specialists in 999 centres Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, comments:   “We welcome Labour’s announcement that the party would put domestic abuse specialists in 999 call centres to help respond to cases involving domestic abuse. However, it is important to remember

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Women’s Aid statement in response to new CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions

Women’s Aid statement in response to new CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions   Today, the Crown Prosecution Service released its quarterly report of domestic abuse prosecution rates, including data on so-called ‘honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage. The number of completed prosecutions for domestic abuse flagged cases remains largely static, reducing by 0.8% from 12,832

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Women’s Aid responds to the early release of TV personality, Stephen Bear

Women’s Aid responds to the early release of TV personality, Stephen Bear   Women’s Aid spokeswoman comments: “Following today’s news of the release of Stephen Bear, only 11 months into his sentence, our thoughts are with Georgia Harrison and other survivors affected by image-based sexual abuse crimes like so-called ‘revenge porn’. From our work with survivors,

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Women’s Aid responds to new ONS research on the lived experiences of survivors in temporary safe accommodation in England

Women’s Aid responds to new ONS research on the lived experiences of survivors in temporary safe accommodation in England   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments: “This powerful research demonstrates why, under their duties in the Domestic Abuse Act, local authorities must sustainably fund specialist women’s refuges and refuges led ‘by and

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Women’s Aid shares findings on the impact of the Emergency Fund 2023

Women’s Aid shares findings on the impact of the Emergency Fund 2023

Women’s Aid shares findings on the impact of the Emergency Fund 2023 As Home Office and Women’s Aid look to launch a Flexible Fund at the end of January 2024, Women’s Aid shares findings on the impact the Emergency Fund 2023 had on survivors who received funding from the Emergency Fund.   On the 10th

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Women’s Aid responds to recent High Court ruling on the Child Maintenance Service

Women’s Aid responds to recent High Court ruling on the Child Maintenance Service Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, comments: “We are incredibly disappointed in the recent decision by the High Court in relation to the Child Maintenance Service and its suitability for survivors of domestic abuse, especially as half of receiving parents in

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