‘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.
The Disrespect NoBody campaign is aimed at 12 to 18 year old boys and girls with the aim of preventing them from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships by encouraging young people to re-think their views of violence, abuse, controlling behaviour and what consent means within their relationships.
The campaign is supported by a dedicated website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where young people can go to get further information on these issues. The website contains interactive polls, quizzes and young people can also read case studies about other young people who have experienced abuse and how they sought help.
There is a new national strategy for Ending Violence against Women and Girls – Strategy 2016-2020. This was published on 8 March 2016
To read the full strategy please click on the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/violence-against-women-and-girls.
South Yorkshire Police have produced a leaflet available in many different languages.
Please see the Police Information Leaflet page for details and to download.
New Provider for Medium and Standard Risk Domestic Abuse Services
July 17th 2015
Action (http://www.actionhousinguk.org/) has been selected as the new provider for Medium and Standard Risk Domestic Abuse services in Sheffield following a competitive tender process.
The Domestic and Sexual Abuse Needs Assessment for Sheffield 2014 has been approved by the Strategic Board and is now available to view on the website
Action Housing and Support has been selected as the new provider for High Risk Domestic Abuse services in Sheffield following a competitive tender process.
They will begin providing the service on 1 April 2015 and the High Risk Service will continue to be delivered as usual.
The service provided by Action Housing and Support will include:
Sheffield’s Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy 2014-17 is now available to download from this site. Click here.
The new organisation “Sheffield Area Refuge & Support” (SARAS) brings together the refuge service provision previously offered by Ashiana, Haven House and Sheffield Women’s Aid and is affiliated to the Women’s Aid Federation of England.
More information about SARAS
On 16th June 2014 new legislation becomes effective under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to make forcing someone to marry a criminal offence.
A person who is found guilty of the offence is liable to a fine or imprisonment of 7 years.
It will also be an offence to use deception in order to entice someone abroad so that they can be married against their will. The act will also give protection to those lacking mental capacity to make an informed decision about whether to marry or not.