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Domestic violence: policy update
Jennifer Holly
Mental Health Initiative Coordinator
AVA
“Violence against women is and always has been
a priority for me and my ambition is nothing less
than ending it...I hope that by working together
we can bring about real change to the lives and
to the status of women in this country.”
Women’s Aid Conference, July 16th 2010
The Narrative
Prevention
Provision
Protection
Prevention
Provision
Partnership
Reducing risk
Information on
HBV, FM and FGM
Commercialisation
and sexualisation
Changing attitudes
Early intervention
PREVENTION
First responses
GP e-learning
FIPS
Families with
complex needs
Info for drug and
alcohol workers in
custody suites
£28 million for
IDVAs/ISVAs/MARACs
£3 million for RCC
No recourse to
public funds
Immigration
and asylum
PROVISION
GP consortia/Public
Health agenda
PARTNERSHIP WORKING
Victims under 18?
GO orders
Homicide review
REDUCING RISK
LEGAL AID REFORM
Reduction in legal advice
and representation
Housing
reform
Welfare Reform
“In the Big Society, we will need
your hard work, your dedication
and your effort. Not because
government will give up or step
back, but because we all need to
work together to achieve our aim”
“A woman is like a tea bag
- you can't tell how strong
she is until you put her in
hot water”
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