Category Archives: Safeguarding

Trust your instinct – be part of World Day against Human Trafficking

It is a shocking thing to realise but slavery still exists. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery – a criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances … Continue reading

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Highlighting the work of the Mental Health Homeless Support Team

Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup.  Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after kissing your children goodnight you have to … Continue reading

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How unwise decisions can make a positive difference

People generally don’t change their behaviours or do things differently until they think about something differently. And we don’t usually think differently about something until we make, or are given, time to find out more about it or the opportunity to ask further questions. This … Continue reading

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How can we get comfortable talking about men’s experiences of domestic abuse?

  One in six men experience domestic abuse, yet it is still a ‘hidden’ problem. Why is this so? In a lot of circumstances it can be because men are unwilling to make disclosures of domestic abuse. This may be … Continue reading

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Acting to build lasting change for families and victims – getting comfortable talking about it

As part of the “Get comfortable talking about it” campaign we talk to Jude Roberts, Operational Delivery Manager, for the Front Door Safeguarding Hub about why he is so passionate about developing responses in Leeds to domestic violence.

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Caring Dads – learning to feel comfortable talking about it

Getting comfortable talking about it also means giving a voice to those who have been the abuser in their relationships, encouraging them to question their responses and to discuss what went on. “What I’ve talked about here, I would normally … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and abuse is everybody’s business – isn’t it time we got comfortable talking about it?

  One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, with 8% experiencing abuse in any given year according to a 2013/14 Crime Survey of England and Wales.  On average, 2 women are killed every week in England … Continue reading

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