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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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 7

LGBTQ plus – barriers/inclusivity Domestic abuse includes a range of violent behaviours which can include; psychological, sexual, physical, financial and emotional abuse, however LGBT people may also have their sexuality and gender identity used against them. For example; perpetrators may threat to disclose the victim/survivor’s sexual orientation or gender identity, they may disclose a victim’s
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 6

Separation Separation is our theme that Changing Pathways has picked for the 6th Day of #16DaysofActivism. This is to align with question 6 of the DASH Risk Assessment which is about #separation. We know from the domestic homicides and statistics that women are more likely to be killed in the first month or first year
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 5

Shining a spotlight on Domestic Abuse… Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Even the beautiful stars of Hollywood are not immune to the possibility. Melanie Brown The former Spice Girl, professionally known as Mel B, filed for a restraining order against husband Stephen Belafonte, just two
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 4

A day in the life of a Health domestic abuse worker – an IDVA Changing Pathway’s Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) share a snapshot of their work based in 2 Essex Hospitals. We are Essex Domestic Abuse Partnership Protect (EDAPP) providing domestic abuse support to patients and staff at Basildon and Princess Alexandra Harlow
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16 Days of Activism 2020 – Day 3

Religion, Abuse, HBA What is Honour Based Abuse?….. So-called Honour based abuse is a “a crime or incident which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community”. It is about beliefs and customs and expectations that people must behave in a certain way & by breaking
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Online chat

Our case workers will be available for an online chat this Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd April 2020 from 10am-12pm and 3pm-4pm. Click the ‘Let’s Talk’ link on our website in the bottom right hand corner.

16 Days of Activism – Day Ten

Shining a light on services Stalking Changing Pathways is fortunate to have four trained anti-stalking case workers. Two of whom are accredited ISACs (Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers) and have completed specialist training on stalking and best practice for stalking cases. Across the South and South West of Essex Changing Pathways can support stalking victims; those
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16 Days of Activism – Day Nine

Shining a light on services Getting ready for Christmas It’s December 2019 and Christmas plans are getting in full swing. Unfortunately, for the survivors that we work with it can be a time of great sadness. As we run refuges and move-on accommodation we have many women and children who have left/fled their homes and
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