Women's Aid statutory duty workshops

Women’s Aid statutory duty workshops

To support the needs of specialist domestic abuse services, as well as Local Authorities and Commissioners in delivering the new legislation, we are hosting a series of online webinars focusing on three key areas of the duty.

Women’s Aid statutory duty workshops
Monday 12  July – Thursday 29 July

1.    Safe Accommodation and Support: Securing Quality and Expertise

Monday 12 July
11:00 – 12:30

Local Authorities and Commissioners
Wednesday 14 July
15:00 – 17:00

We will provide an overview of the definitions of safe accommodation and support under the new guidance, including examples of poor and best practice. We will also provide guidance on how you can use Women’s Aid’s National Quality Standards as best practice in evidencing your quality and specialism.

2.1.    Needs Assessment and Strategies: Specialist Support to Survivors in Safe Accommodation 

Tuesday 20 July
14:00 – 15:30

Local Authorities and Commissioners
Thursday 22 July
11:00 – 13:00

In this workshop we will focus on the development of needs assessments and strategies, which are key requirements for local authorities when delivering the new duty. We will highlight the critical importance that members, and ‘by and for services’, have in working in partnership with local authorities as they deliver the new duty and how you can use your data and expertise to inform this process.

2.2.    Needs Assessment +: Using On Track (Women’s Aid Members only)*

Wednesday 21 July
14:00 – 15:30

As part of this focus area, we will also hold a separate webinar for members to support on the practical needs in using Oasis On Track to inform needs assessments. In this session, we will be able to answer any questions members have about the using the On Track system.

3.    Successful Local Partnerships, Funding and Commissioning to Support Services

Tuesday 27 July
14:00 – 15:30

Local Authorities and Commissioners
Thursday 29 July
12:00 – 14:00

In this workshop, we will focus on local authorities’ requirements to create effective local partnerships, which much include representation of specialist services, and ‘by and for’ organisations, to oversee the delivery of the duty. We will also set out best practice in the funding and commissioning for refuges and other forms of safe accommodation, and how you can challenge poor local decision making.

If you are able to attend, please email our Senior Policy and Practice Officer, Isabella Lowenthal-Isaacs at [email protected] or call on +447789239491 to reserve a space.

* For members that don’t use On Track, but would like support with using their data for the needs assessment, please contact [email protected] and the team will arrange a 1:1 session.

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