Inside a domestic violence call centre

A major charity working with victims of domestic abuse says calls to their 24-hour helpline increased by more than 50 per cent in the year of the pandemic. The lockdown means some women have felt trapped at...

Covid has created legions of unpaid carers who urgently need support themselves

Last year, the health and social care select committee highlighted the social care system as “unfair, confusing, demeaning and frightening for the most vulnerable people in our society and their families”. But...

‘He’s beaten her black and blue for years’: a month in the life of a women’s refuge manager

Over the past year, reports of domestic violence have risen enormously – while refuge places are scarce. One woman explains what it is like trying to help those who have fled for their lives. Read the full...

Category - Safeguarding

Inside a domestic violence call centre

A major charity working with victims of domestic abuse says calls to their 24-hour helpline increased by more than 50 per cent in the year of the pandemic. The lockdown means some women have felt trapped at home with violent and abusive partners...

Sibling sexual abuse

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) has published an overview of the current research and practice knowledge around sibling sexual abuse. The report covers: sexual behaviour between siblings; the scale and nature of sibling...