We work in partnership with professionals and organisations, in statutory and non-statutory settings in a whole system approach to raise awareness and deliver systems changes needed to improve the response to survivors, including:
- Raising awareness of domestic abuse and it’s impact
- Preventative education and awareness events and training
- Best practice
Raising awareness of domestic abuse and its impact
We deliver workshops and individual consultation sessions with professionals in statutory and non-statutory settings for earlier intervention, by improving their response and enabling access to support for survivors. For more information, please contact Marketing@advancecharity.org.uk
Preventative education and awareness events and training
We deliver training and workshops in communities, schools and within statutory and non statutory settings, as well as in partnership with other organisations, in order to improve the response to all forms of violence and abuse against women and girls (VAWG). For more information, please contact Marketing@advancecharity.org.uk
Best practice responses and policy
We identify and develop best practice responses at national level and work with experts to raise awareness on the issues associated with domestic abuse, including
- report on the impact of abuse, trauma and the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s mental health
- contributing to the consultations on the Domestic Abuse Bill.
- developing our Whole Justice Approach, including our Criminal Justice IDVA specialist support model .
- research and recommendation on Women survivors of domestic abuse, who are mothers caught in the criminal justice system.
- report and recommendations on Young women and impact of sexual relationships.
- report and recommendations on the impact of abuse, trauma and the covid-19 pandemic on women’s mental health.
- contributing to the Women’s Health Strategy
We welcomed to our Women’s Centre Victoria Atkins, MP, Minister for Safeguarding for the launch of the Domestic Abuse Bill in January 2019
Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England as the keynote speaker at the launch of our report, Her Story Her Justice (November 2019)
Prime Minister Theresa May visited Advance to discuss the draft Domestic Abuse Bill with staff and survivors in June 2019
Visit by Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd to discuss the domestic abuse training to Job Centres in July 2019