GlobalARRK: Together We Can Support Stuck Parents

Annika Howard
Low winter sun, shining across a bay, with a mother and two children walking towards the sea with their backs to the camera.

Our member, GlobalARRK, is the only charity that specialises in supporting stuck parents worldwide. They talked to us about their work and the support they provide. GlobaARRK Our mission is to prevent international custody disputes and to reduce their devastating impact on children and parents. We do this by raising… Read More

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Five-year helpline upgrade in five months

Annika Howard
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At this year’s Helplines Partnership AGM, our first-ever virtual AGM, we heard from Lydia Okroj and Zara Gilmour, in our member showcase. They shared how, as Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline they have responded to the pandemic, brought in huge helpline infrastructure changes and support their staff team’s… Read More

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Safeguarding, lockdown and helplines

Annika Howard
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Helplines Partnership’s Director of Operations, Gemma Khairi talks about safeguarding, what it means for helplines and how now as many face-to-face services are suspended it is even more important to be alert. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and a basic human right – if you see signs or indicators, you a… Read More

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Trustees’ Week – meet the Helplines Partnership Trustees

Annika Howard
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Trustee week recognises and celebrates the key role that trustees play in the governance and leadership of charities, volunteering their time and working together to lead the organisation and decide how it is run.   We would like to introduce you to our Board and explain a little more about why they chose to become Helplines Partnership Trustees.   What motivated you to become a Helplines Partnership Trustee?   Karen… Read More

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Who would change a charity’s name in a pandemic?

Annika Howard
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We talked Terri McDonald, CEO of our member PostScript360 about their service, bringing in planned changes while operating under the constraints of a global pandemic and about the support they offer.   ‘PostScript360’  Just as we had officially registered our new name with Companies House and Charity Commission, along came COVID 19!    Changing a… Read More

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