Domestic Abuse, Sexual Exploitation and Consent - Key Stage 5
Resources, Guidance and Articles
Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2021-2024
Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of millions. Crimes of violence against women and girls are many and varied. They include rape and other sexual offences, stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation and forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’ and ‘upskirting’, as well as many others. While different types of violence against women and girls have their own distinct causes and impacts on victims and survivors, what these crimes share is that they disproportionately affect women and girls.
The strategy focuses on priority areas:
- Understanding Violence Against Women and Girls
- Prioritising prevention
- Supporting victims
- Pursuing perpetrators
- A stronger system
CLICK HERE to read the full Strategy
Consent: The Crown Prosecution Service and other agencies discuss the concept of consent in the context of sexual relationships.
Without Consent it's Rape - a short film which shows the devastating effect rape can have on not just the victim, but friends, family and the offender.
Give and Get for secondary schools
Mapping The Maze - Specific services for women affected by substance misuse, mental distress, homelessness, involvement in offending and more complex needs services can be found on this map. Where possible, the exact location of the service has been used. Where this was not safe, the service has been mapped to the main council office in the local authority area.
'My Dangerous Loverboy'
- A hard-hitting film titled 'My Dangerous Loverboy' that tells the story of Jade, a girl who is groomed by her boyfriend Raz and then sexually exploited. This leads to her being trafficked and entrapped in a town far away from home.
- A multimedia healthy relationship educational resource titled 'Love and Lies' for use by professionals with young people aged 12-17 years in schools.
We strongly advise professionals working with young people to watch the film first and familiarise themselves with further support material to be found within the Love or Lies Education resource pack. (Produced in 2012 so whilst some statistics will now be different, the essence of the relationship lesson plans remain timeless.)This film, (approx 20mins) commissioned in 2008, tackles the issue of child sexual exploitation in a sensitive yet direct and forthright way that some viewers may find distressing.
Sexual harassment in schools: A guide for teachers Are we doing enough to challenge sexist comments? Are we making gender based assumptions? As teachers, are we creating a safe classroom by asking tough questions? Sexual harassment and violence are rooted in rigid and binary gender norms. These norms cause under-representation of girls studying physics at A-level and boys taking up careers in nursing. These norms mean that girls get teased for playing sport, an allegedly “masculine” pursuit. These same norms feed into the idea that girls’ bodies are inherently sexual and enticing to boys and men, who cannot control their desires.
This statement outline the CPS support for male victims of domestic abuse, rape, sexual offences, stalking, forced marriage, honour-based violence, child abuse, prostitution, human trafficking focusing on sexual exploitation, pornography and obscenity. Click on the title above for the full article.
UK SAYS NO MORE
During the 16 days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence; 25th November-10th December 2017; Gloucestershire will be supporting the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence; eradicating stigma and shame, and starting conversations within the community. Originally launched in 2013, the campaign aims to raise public awareness and engage bystanders in ending domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Locally the campaign supports the message that Gloucestershire takes a stand against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; we have a zero tolerance approach to DASV and it is everyone’s responsibility to keep people safe.
How to get involved:
- Print the UK SAYS NO MORE Poster Pledge
- Fill in an excuse/myth linked to DASV that you wish to raise awareness of, such as ‘what was she wearing’/‘Why didn’t she tell anyone’.
- Strike a pose! Take a picture of you holding the poster pledge
- Upload your photo to social media: Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram, using:
Pledges will also be shared to the UK SAYS NO MORE social media links
- You can also sign the online pledge at www.uksaysnomore.org
Time to Listen
Click on the image to read the full report
'Time to listen' - a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children - September 2016
Tackling child sexual exploitation can be done. The five joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) have found evidence of progress being made in many local areas, which is resulting in better support for children at risk of, or subject to, child sexual exploitation.
There is, however, no room for complacency. More can be done to ensure that all children and young people receive consistently good support from all agencies and in
all areas. Poor practice by some professionals and some key agencies means that some children at risk of exploitation still do not get the response they need quickly enough.
Responding effectively to child sexual exploitation requires all partners to take responsibility for their own work and to work collaboratively with each other.
Promote www.glostakeastand.com to ensure the community can seek information about support services in Gloucestershire.
What Is Gaslighting? Gaslighting Is A Type Of Psychological Abuse In Which The Abuser Denies The Victim’s Reality.
3rd February - 9th February 2020
HopeHouse Sexual Assault Referral Centre - Male Poster
We offer medical care, emotional support, and practical help and advice to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. Ring 300 421 8400 (06/02/2020)
HopeHouse Sexual Assault Referral Centre - Female Poster
It's OK to tell someone, never give up hope. www.hopehousesarc.nhs.uk Ring 033 421 8400
5 days, 5 years 50 years. It's never too late to get the support you deserve. We're here for you
Statutory Guidance for England & Wales (published June 2021) CLICK HERE to read the full document
Modern Slavery is a serious and often hidden crime in which people are exploited for criminal gain. The impact can be devastating for the victims. Modern slavery comprises slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. There were an estimated 40 million people in slavery globally in 2016 and 10,000 –13,000 potential victims in the UK, however many victims are not identified or reported. The common factors are that a victim is, or is intended to be, used or exploited for someone else’s (usually financial) gain, without respect for their human rights. The perpetrators seeking to take advantage of them could be private individuals, running small businesses or part of a wider organised crime network. For adult victims, there will be some element of coercion involved, such as threats, use of force, deception, or abuse of power. For example, perpetrators may:
There are many more examples. Victims may appear to give consent, but in reality they have little ability to choose leave the exploitative situation and the perpetrators have still committed a crime. Child victims and vulnerable adults are not able to give informed consent and therefore exploitation even without any element of coercion could constitute modern slavery.
Gloucestershire Anti Slavery Partnership
The Gloucestershire Anti Slavery Partnership is a multi-agency response to the evils of human trafficking and modern slavery within the county.
Bringing together a number of key local agencies that could come into contact with potential victims and perpetrators of these crimes, the purpose of the partnership is to tackle these issues at a local level through strategic collaboration, information and intelligence sharing, in accordance with the Government’s 4Ps modern slavery strategy: Pursue, Protect, Prevent and Prepare.
CLICK HERE to read more
Free Modern Slavery training available for all staff, partners and members CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE to read The Children's Society Guide for Professionals
THIS LINK Brings together documents and promotional material related to the government’s work to end modern slavery
Human trafficking and modern slavery are thought to be amongst the most widespread crimes in the world, affecting millions of the men, women and children each day. Resources for use with young people, covering what human trafficking is, how it affects your life and the lives of others, and what you can do to combat it. Broken down into simpler terms, this means human trafficking is made up of three elements:
- Movement or recruitment by
- Deception of coercion for
- The purpose of exploitation
To read more click on the image above.
Kayleigh's Love Story - Kayleigh's Love Story is a film highlighting the last 13 days of the life of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood. The Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed online by Luke Harlow, a man she had never met, before being raped and murdered by his next door neighbour Stephen Beadman.
The film has been made to serve as a warning to children and adults of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation following Kayleigh's tragic death in November 2015.
24/08/16 New York Times - Will the deaths of these 5 girls from FGM spark a global wake-up call? Girls have been dying as a result of female genital mutilation (FGM) since its origin several thousand years ago. However, increased awareness of the issue and better sharing of information has meant that the last year has seen more and more of these cases come to light.
19/07/17 Blasting News - In a world full of threats, how far can we go to protect ourselves?
A woman took a photograph of a man’s license plate before getting into his car. He wasn’t happy. He tweeted, that before getting into his car, his date took a photograph of his #license plate to text to her friends. He stated that he left her after this happened. The woman's precautions, ensuring that her friend would be able to trace the car should she go missing, offended him enough to walk away!
Winter 2016 - Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Briefing Sheet - This briefing sheet is produced with the support of the DASV Implementation Group.
Our Community Against Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence - 16 Days of Action
Disrespect Nobody Campaign
The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people aged 12-18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.
For 2018 the focus of the campaign will be consent, sexting and personal boundaries.
Honour-based violence, consent, emotional abuse, FGM, financial abuse, forced marriage, LGB&T, physical abuse, porn, rape, relational abuse, sexting, sexual assault.
Refuge charity: Chilling lockdown short film - Surfaces
On the launch of Surfaces, Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive of Refuge said, “This short film is a stark reminder of what lockdown has been like, and continues to be like, for victims of domestic abuse. As restrictions slowly lift and an end to lockdown is in sight, it’s important to remember women across the country will continue to experience abuse. (17/06/2020)
How to help a friend experiencing Domestic Abuse
Safety advice for young people on how to help a friend who may be experiencing domestic abuse or teenage relationship abuse created by STREET.
New helpline for employers - Guidance for developing a DASV policy
Click here on guidance for organisations on producing a domestic abuse and sexual violence policy
Tackling Domestic Abuse in Gloucestershire
Thursday 25 November marks the beginning of 16 days of action against domestic violence, and to support the campaign, Gloucestershire’s domestic abuse partnership board is launching Gloucestershire’s new strategy which outlines how organisations will work together to tackle domestic abuse in the county.
In Gloucestershire 38% of violent offences reported to the police are domestic abuse and 78% of victims are female.
The 25 November is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and in support; organisations will be highlighting the issue of violence against women and girls and displaying the campaign banner on social media. Please help raise awareness of these issues by sharing our social media.
You can support the campaign by sharing a photo of yourself on social media, wearing orange or posing with our sign. Share your photos with us by tagging @GlosCC and using #GlosIDEVAW.
Over the 16 days (25 November – 10 December), organisations across the county will be sharing information on the support available to victims and their families.
The Domestic Abuse Strategy
The strategy focuses on five key priorities that will aim to meet the vision for Gloucestershire to be a county where domestic abuse is not tolerated and everybody can live free from domestic abuse and harm.
Priority 1: Prevention and early intervention. By tackling the underlying causes of domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships, the partnership aims to prevent the normalisation of abusive relationship behaviours, along with providing support at the earliest opportunity to prevent further harm.
Priority 2: Multi-agency working and pathway development. Agencies will work together to effectively share information, risk assess and collaborate in their response to victims, perpetrators and their families, with clear pathways into specialist support.
Priority 3: Workforce development. To provide a robust countywide response to domestic abuse, professionals across all organisations will be trained to identify and respond effectively to those vulnerable to domestic abuse both within the community and the workplace.
Priority 4: High quality domestic abuse services for victims and their families. Agencies will work together to ensure these services are easily accessible to all victims and be available at the right time to secure their immediate safety and support their longer term recovery from abuse. This includes support provided in safe accommodation, in line with the new statutory duties outlined by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
Priority 5: Breaking the cycle of perpetrator behaviour. To break the cycle of domestic abuse and create lasting change for victims and their children, we need to address perpetrator behaviour, holding individuals to account.
The strategy has been informed by the views of victims of domestic abuse and promises to keep working with victims and their families and the community to continually improve our local response to the crime.
You can read the full strategy at https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/domestic-abuse-strategy/
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