Domestic Abuse Resources

RESOURCES AND LINKS FOR AGENCIES TO ACCESS – DOMESTIC ABUSE

Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2017-2020 – consultation outcome

 

 

LEGAL POWERS, TOOLS & AIDS

The following links will take you to organisations and services working in Birmingham, which apply for civil orders to protect victims of domestic abuse:

There are also important changes to Legal Aid entitlements, which affect the financial support available to women pursuing legal actions.  Access to financial support for “Non-molestation orders” remains unaffected, but there are changes to other orders such a “Contact Orders”, “Residency Orders” and “Prohibitive Steps Orders”.  For more full details go to:

FINANCIAL CRISIS AND SUPPORT

Due to various changes and hardship affecting local communities, there is an increasing need for financial support and advice to help claim benefits, as well as to manage debt.  There are three services, who presented at the Forum who can provide assistance (click on name to go to website for more information):

Local Welfare Provision – this is providing emergency assistance to the community for essential items, such as food.  LWP is being issued from Cotteridge Neighbourhood Office, to find out more about each click on the web-links below:

Campaigns – The “Domestic Abuse No Excuse” and “First Night Campaigns” can both be viewed, including downloadable resources via – http://bhamsouthcommunitysafety.com/campaigns.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS FOR AGENCIES TO ACCESS THAT SUPPORT HOMELESSNESS

NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS

USEFUL READING MATERIAL

West Midlands Fire Service/Clinical Commissioning Groups work with GP practices (January 2015)

Young People & Health Relationships, Family Support and Safeguarding (May 2014)

December 2013 – Birmingham Needs Assessment & Birmingham South Domestic Abuse Profile

The public copy of the Needs Assessment was published in July 2014.  Please click below to view or download:

 

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