Changing Pathways Radio Interview

A staff member at Changing Pathways did a radio interview with Gateway 97.8 FM yesterday to celebrate our service and our Staff for International Women’s Day.

16 Days of Activism – Day 16

Human Rights Today we are celebrating the final day of 16 days of activism, Human Rights Day. Often the clients we work with have a limited understanding of their own human rights and how this intersects with their experiences of domestic abuse and the legal obligations and responsibilities of professional agencies that are supporting them.
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 15

Coercive control For Day 15 of #16DaysofActivism2020 we are highlighting the dangerous domestic abuse typology of coercive control. We picked this topic today because it is Question 15 on the DASH Risk Assessment and a pivotal question when looking at risk. Coercive Control became a crime in December 2015 and yet it’s still proving hard
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 14

Risk Factors and consequences of Domestic Abuse DRUGS AND ALCOHOL Drug/alcohol misuse involves the misuse of prescription medication illegal and illegal drugs. Some common drugs used by perpetrators of abuse include cocaine, steroids and pain medication such as tramadol. Some common drugs used by victims as a coping mechanism and which increase their vulnerability are
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 13

Women to celebrate During #16DaysofActivism we wanted to shine a spotlight on women who have made a difference in the #domesticabuse #feminist #VAWG sector. Jasvinder Sanghera CBE Jasvinder Sanghera CBE is a woman who has saved lives & changes lives. Jasvinder is well-known for surviving forced marriage, writing her memoir Shame and also Daughters of
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 12

Forced Marriage: Hidden Crime – links with sexual abuse Forced Marriage is a form of abuse which is covered under Honour Based Violence. It is a criminal offence and a serious abuse of a person’s human rights. Forced Marriage is still happening to young people all over the UK. A forced marriage is one that
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 11

Civil/criminal orders to help survivors What is a non-molestation order? Non-molestation orders are a means of civil protection granted through the county courts for victims of domestic abuse, which can be applied for by any persons over the age of 16. If the victim is under the age of 16, permission needs to be sought
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 10

Family Courts – institutional abuse The Family Court system can be a crucial circuit breaker in cases of domestic abuse. It can also give rise to further abuse both from the abuser and the institution itself. While it should protect victim-survivors of domestic abuse, the Family Court can also give rise to further risk of
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 9

No Recourse to Public Funds Changing Pathways IDVA Tina talks about the success and failures of NRPF rule in relation to domestic abuse. In the 1980s the government introduced a new set of immigration rules, designed to stop people gaining settlement in the UK by marring a British person. It meant that couples had to
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 8

Stalking On Day 8 of #16DaysofActivism #VAWG we are linking this to Question 8 of the NPCC DASH Risk Assessment – which is Stalking. At Changing Pathways we are lucky to have staff who are well trained in #stalking and who can support those survivors of #domestic abuse who are then relentlessly pursued by various
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