New Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy for Sheffield
Preventing violence, abuse and harassment is everyone’s business
Strategy Launch 26th November 2-4.45pm 2018 Sheffield Town Hall
Come and hear about new developments and good practice in addressing domestic and sexual abuse and violence against women and girls in Sheffield.
Introducing Inspire to Change – Sheffield’s first voluntary perpetrator support service
Who is providing the service?
South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), who have a wealth of perpetrator intervention experience, have introduced a new support service for perpetrators of domestic abuse, called Inspire to Change. The service is funded by the four South Yorkshire Local Authorities and The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The draft Sheffield Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy (2018-2022) has been widely consulted on in domestic and sexual abuse specialist groups.
The strategy’s strapline is ‘Preventing Domestic and Sexual Abuse is everyone’s business’, and therefore we have developed a questionnaire that provides an opportunity for anyone in the general public, anyone accessing your service and anyone working in your service to provide their own individual feedback.
News item – Friday 24 November 2017
‘Know the Line’ campaign against sexual harassment launches in Sheffield
Today sees the launch of a new campaign to tackle the sexual harassment of women and girls in South Yorkshire.
This is now available by clicking here
An updated version to the DASH form has been added to the website. You can access and download the updated form from the Resources page.
This page has been updated with the learning documents from recent reviews
Visit the Domestic Homicide Review page for details
Two new local guidance documents are now available to download.
We know that it is very easy for people who are suffering abuse to keep it to themselves even when asked directly. Domestic Abuse – Asking the Question guidance is intended to help practitioners think about how to ask about domestic abuse in such a way as to encourage disclosure.
Sheffield DACT has produced two new leaflets (click here to access them):
How to spot the signs of domestic abuse and what to do is for professionals and includes information about signs and symptoms but also how to refer and how to recognise risk factors
Welcome to Sheffield is for new arrivals and others for whom pictorial illustrations may be useful for describing what is considered abusive behaviour in Sheffield
If you want hard copies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Our Stories’ is a film developed by members of the Sheffield Domestic Abuse Service reference group in 2015.
The women involved reflect on their experiences with different agencies and their personal experiences of domestic abuse. They talk about the response of Police, Health and Social Care services to victims.