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					  ‘Next steps – a new London
Council’s funded programme to
 support the violence against
         women sector
Who are we? - Consortium Members
• Ashiana                    • Latin American Women’s
• AVA                          Rights Service
• Brent Asian Women’s        • Nia
  Centre                     • Refuge
• Each                       • Respect
• Forward UK                 • Rights of Women
• Chinese Information &      • Southall Black Sisters
  Advice Centre              • Tender Education and Arts
• Imece                      • Women & Girls Network
• Iranian, Kurdish Women’s   • Women’s Aid
  Rights Organisation        • Women’s Resource Centre
• Jewish Women’s Aid
          What are we doing?
Five strands:
• Prevention
• Advice, counselling, outreach, drop-in
  and support for access to services
• Helpline and coordinated access to
  refuge provision
• Specifically targeted services FGM,
  Honour based violence (HBV), forced
  marriage and other harmful practices
• Support services to sexual and
  domestic violence voluntary sector
  organisations
 Second tier strand – supporting the
            VAWG sector
• Management support (financial, governance,
  recruitment, workforce development, ICT,
  premises, fundraising, tenders/contracts,
  recruitment of board members)
• Support service improvements        (delivery,
  data collection, monitoring,
  evaluating and adapting)
• Improve partnerships and
  networking
• Ensure services are kept up to
  date
                  Other strands
• Prevention
  Intention to expand work beyond schools to include YOTs and PRUs

• Advice, counselling, outreach, drop-in and support
  for access to services
  Overarching commitment to work with the issues and ensure all
  women are supported

• Helpline and coordinated access to refuge provision
  Monitoring access to refuges – especially for those with complex
  needs

• Specifically targeted services FGM, Honour based
  violence (HBV), forced marriage and other harmful
  practices
  Includes two specialist refuges for women with PSU and outreach
  work which includes delivery of workshops across London.
                        The bad news
Scarlet Centre is closing but the following Eaves services will continue:

• Amina
    Peer mentoring for women aged 18+ who have experienced sexual
    violence at any time, including emotional support, help through police
    reporting, court cases, and compensation claims.
 
• Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)
    Court and police support for women and girls aged 13+ who have
    experienced sexual violence who live, work or study in the Lambeth area.
 
• LEA Project (London Exiting Action)
    Advice, advocacy, sign-posting and support for women aged 18+ wishing to
    exit prostitution.
 
• Poppy Project
    Support, accommodation and advocacy for trafficked women aged 16+.
              Related news
• MOPAC starting the process for a new VAWG
  strategy for London
• Includes survivor consultation to inform the
  process
• Possibility of regional VAWG commissioning
  for underserved groups

				
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