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Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are meetings where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases to ensure that all parties put in place a plan for safety.  Would you like to coordinate this crucial process?  We have a rare opportunity for a role in London, that requires knowledge of domestic abuse, interventions as well as administrative and good interpersonal skills.

Salary:  starting salary £30,000 (includes ILW) Full Time (35 hours per week)

Interview date: Monday,19th June 2017

VAWG events

Forthcoming DVCN Conference

Responding to Multiple Disadvantage: Intersectionality in Policy and Practice - June 14th 2017, London

The conference will explore the concept of ‘intersectionality’ in all its facets as it becomes more and more prominent in discussions around violence against women and girls (VAWG) policy development and service delivery and how best to meet the unique needs and experiences of all survivors.

Coordinated Community Response

Blooming Strong Campaign.....We will be celebrating how Blooming Strong women are by handing out flowers today in three London Boroughs. 

November 25th every year marks the United Nations day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. At Standing Together, we use this time of year to celebrate the strength of women who have survived gender based violence or supported someone who has.

Domestic Homicide

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence would like to announce the completion of our Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) Case Analysis Report authored by Nicola Sharp-Jeffs and Liz Kelly.

Our CEO, Nicole Jacobs, states in her opening letter:

“The sisters, mothers, daughters, sons and brothers who have been murdered at the hands of their current/former partners or family members are at the heart of this report.  It is in their memory that we feel compelled to learn as much as we can from their tragic experience….

Coordinated Community Response

Standing Together is proud to announce a new initiative to empower communities to be a part of the coordinated community response to domestic abuse​.  For full details click here.

Fundraising Support

On 24th April Councillor Lisa Homan ran the London Marathon to raise money for Standing Together.  Not only did finish without any blisters, she also wildly exceeded her fundraising target!

Lisa, we are hugely grateful for your support.

Thank you!

If you would like to make a donation to Lisa, just go to her JustGiving page.

Fundraising Support

We are thrilled to announce that HM Treasury has awarded Standing Together £311,000 to continue and progress our work with health trusts to idenitfy and respond to domestic abuse.  The funding enables us to continue our local partnership work with mental health services and to build a national health alliance to support a network of operational experts to embed best practice into acute and mental health trusts. 

Criminal Justice

On 4th February 2016, history was made in the Hammersmith Specialist Domestic Abuse Court (SDAC) when the first European Protection Order (EPO) was imposed in England & Wales. In simple terms, the granting of an EPO means that bail conditions or conditions of a restraining order can travel with the victim, affording them protection in a specified EU member state. In this case the victim had returned to Sweden. A restraining order was granted as well as an EPO so that she is protected in the UK and well as in Sweden.

The Officer in the Case stated: