I’m putting together an entry for ‘Summer Shorts’ which has a domestic violence theme (I’ll share that too once finished), as such I have found myself researching a few things and came across an article regarding a change in the law which means any psychological abuse is also now illegal – a new crime of coercive control, introduced in December 2015, widened the net to cover a host of other types of domestic abuse.
Did you know your partner can no longer legally do the following things:
1. Share sexually explicit images of you.
2. Restrict your access to money.
3. Continually put you down.
4. Stop you seeing friends and family.
5. Scare you.
6. Threaten to reveal private things about you.
7. Use tracking software on your phone.
8. Be extremely jealous.
9. Make you obey their rules.
10. Control what your wear.
11. Force you to do things you don’t want to do.
More details are included in the following article https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/domestic-abuse-partner-cant-do-14543776
If you have any worries about your relationship, please seek advice https://www.refuge.org.uk/
Wolverhampton based charity The Haven is appealing for donations of Easter Eggs for their annual campaign which aims to distribute seasonal treats to children and young people affected by domestic violence and homelessness.
The Haven has been providing practical and emotional support to women and children who are vulnerable to domestic violence, homeless and abuse for over 39 years. The Haven provides a range of support services including a 24 Hour Helpline, Emergency Refuge Accommodation, Community Support and a Children and Young People’s Service. This Easter it is anticipated that The Haven will support up to 100 children through its refuge provision and many more out in the community.
The Haven Easter Egg appeal has been launched in order to help make Easter ‘eggs-tra’ special for these children and young people. Donated eggs will be distributed across The Haven’s 5 refuges where staff and volunteers will organise Easter Egg Hunts for the children and young people and encourage them to take part in craft and cooking activities using the eggs. Easter eggs are also distributed to the children of clients accessing our Community Support services.
Last year’s appeal saw over 300 eggs being donated by generous individuals and organisations across the Wolverhampton borough. This year it is hoped that The Haven will top that amount. Grace Lee, Public Relations Officer for The Haven said “we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get behind this appeal and help spread a little chocolate cheer to our young service users. Whether you donate 5 eggs or 500 eggs your donation will go a long way to making Easter 2012 memorable for all the right reasons.”
All you need to do is pick up an extra egg whilst out shopping and drop it into The Haven Women’s Resource Centre which is located at 103 Salop Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0RX. Donations will be accepted up until Wednesday 4th April and deliveries can be taken from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
For more information on The Haven Easter Egg appeal please contact Grace Lee on 01902 572173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org