VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS

The Home Office describes Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) as serious crimes which have a huge impact on economy, health services, and the criminal justice system. Protecting women and girls from violence, and supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence, remains a priority of the government. In 2016 they published their Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy.

USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS

KOOTH

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people https://kooth.com/

 

 

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)

NATIONAL GUIDANCE

National guidance in relation to FGM can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack#legislation

REGIONAL GUIDANCE

This procedure provides guidance for frontline professionals and their managers, individuals in local communities and community groups such as faith and leisure groups http://westmidlands.procedures.org.uk/pkplt/regional-safeguarding-guidance/female-genital-mutilation

PETALS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Petals for Professionals is a new online resource which explains the legal responsibilities of professionals and provides information on where to get further help and advice: http://petals.coventry.ac.uk/professionals/

PETALS APP

This web app is for young people, both girls and boys living in the UK who want to find out more about

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) http://petals.coventry.ac.uk/  

IKWRO

IKWRO helps Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are living in the UK, providing confidential advice on issues including domestic violence, “Honour” Based Violence, Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, separation and divorce, child custody, housing and benefits http://ikwro.org.uk/need-help-now/

NATIONAL FGM CENTRE - GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES AND CHARTER

This guidance outlines what schools and colleges should consider and the action they should take when concerns are raised regarding a range of issues, including harmful practices such as FGM:

http://nationalfgmcentre.org.uk/harmful-practices/mps-guidance-for-schools-and-colleges/

DISRESPECT NOBODY

Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

For educational resources and session plans please visit: 

https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/educationalresources

FGM E'LEARNING

FREE TRAINING

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM - A free online safeguarding training course developed for the Home Office by Virtual College.  This course is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.  https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/resources/free-courses/recognising-and-preventing-fgm 

FORCED MARRIAGE / HONOUR BASED ABUSE

For information and links, including e'learning, in relation to Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse visit: https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/forcedmarriage 

DOMESTIC ABUSE

 

For information and links, including e'learning, in relation to Domestic Violence and Abuse visit: https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/domesticabuse 

STALKING

 

For information and links in relation to Stalking

visit: https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/stalking 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. Black Country Women's Aid support women, children and men who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. visit   https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/services/rape-sexual-violence-services/

BARNARDO'S BEACON SERVICE

Barnardo's service to support victims and survivors of child sexual abuse  https://www.barnardosbeacon.org.uk/

BLACK COUNTRY SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICE

This information sheet provides you with key information for the Black Country Sexual Violence Service.

WEST MIDLANDS RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE STANDARDS

Groups from across the public and voluntary sector in the West Midlands have come together to launch this set of standards for rape and sexual violence services. The standards set out levels of service and support that victims from across the West Midlands should receive and can expect.

CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION (CSE)

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse and it is against the law.

It involves perpetrators grooming their victims in various ways, such as in person, via mobiles or online to gain their trust before emotionally and sexually abusing them for their own gain. Visit www.seeme-hearme.org.uk

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STRATEGY 2016 - 2020

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION REPORT

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