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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can be devastating for individuals, children, families and communities.  The Home Office Definition of Domestic Abuse is:  ‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been…

Who are the victims of domestic violence and abuse?

Domestic abuse is widespread and can affect anyone. However, some groups are more likely to be victims.  Women are most likely to be victims of abuse and perpetrators are most likely to be men.   Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and abuse. …

Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Violence (HBV) Guidance for Professionals

As I’m sure you are all aware, Domestic Abuse during the lockdown is a very real concern, and family members will be at an increased risk.  We need to ensure that we are proactive in asking appropriate and safe questions while families are in lockdown. …

Coercive Control

Coercive control is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a victims sense of liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self.  It strips away integrity but also an individual’s human rights.  Coercive Control includes a…

Early Years Consortia 1

All Consortia meetings are currently taking place on Zoom. Login details will be sent out via email a few days before the meeting.   If you need to access support for an individual child from the Consortia, you must complete the Early Years Consortia Discussion Request…

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-beingand human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Any child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or religion. The UK government…

Early Years Consortia 2

All Consortia meetings are currently taking place on Zoom. Login details will be sent out via email a few days before the meeting.   If you need to access support for an individual child from the Consortia, you must complete the Early Years Consortia Discussion Request…

Transition, Preparing for Adulthood and Adult Social Care

What is Transition? Transition is the period of time when young people are moving from childhood into adulthood. The transition journey is from age 14 to 25 years. Council services for adults are different from those for children, so it is important that young adults…