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

Racism and child sexual abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published a report examining child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities. IICSA carried out 11 focus groups across England and Wales with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse...