Domestic Abuse Bill 2020

The Domestic Abuse Bill is back in parliament re-starting its journey to become law with its first reading on the 3rd March 2020. This is welcome news after last year’s delays due to Brexit, the election and the fall of the bill in November as parliament faced a period of prorogation. The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons; this is a formality and takes place without any debate. The second hearing where MP’s will consider the bill has not yet had a date announced. Read more

Coronavirus - The Community Response

Here are our tips on how to help keep our communities safe during these unprecedented times. Read more

COVID 19 - Coping Techniques

Here are our tips on how to cope with our 'new normal' amidst the current health pandemic. Read more

Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 Part 2

The Domestic Abuse Bill has now passed through the House of Commons stage and is one step closer to becoming law having been introduced to the House of Lords; this is a formality and takes place without any debate. The date for the second hearing, where the bill will be considered, has not yet been announced. Read more

Family Life in Refuge

Hello there! My name is Lauren Taylor and I work for Safer Places as a Senior Family Domestic Abuse Practitioner (I know, what a mouthful right?). Thankfully when it comes to working with the amazing kids within the refuges I just introduce myself as someone wanting to make them feel as safe and happy as possible, that usually goes down a little better! So I was asked by one of my lovely colleagues to write a blog……and after several days of researching what a blog actually is, here I am. Read more

Running Refuges - The Risk and Impact of COVID 19

It is almost 6 months now since on March 13th I sat with my colleagues Jayne and Allison and talked about what would happen if this new virus took hold. The death toll in the UK had risen to 11 that day and there had been a surge in infections taking the total infected across the UK to almost 800. We laughed a fair bit – partly because what we were talking about seemed unthinkable and partly because we were nervous. Read more