Tagged with 'domestic abuse'

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Five-year helpline upgrade in five months

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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10 things I've learned about working with volunteers during Covid-19

Starting any new job can be daunting but taking up a new position, while the county is in lockdown, adds a whole new level of complexity. We talked to Clare Derry, Helpline Volunteer Coordinator, at our member Refuge about her work for the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (NDAH), a role… Read More

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Breaking the silence surrounding coercive control

At this year’s Annual Conference, where the theme was Strength in Numbers, our keynote speaker was Ryan Hart, a White Ribbon Ambassador and Refuge Champion. On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight by the family’s father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then killed himself…. Read More

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Member Showcase: Derbyshire Domestic Violence & Abuse Service

The Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service (DDVSAS) Helpline offers support for people who are suffering from domestic violence. Domestic abuse includes; physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse inflicted by a partner or family member. Our helpline takes calls from both women and men from anywhere in the country;… Read More