As part of its continued commitment to raising awareness, reducing and ultimately preventing Forced Marriage/Honour Based Violence and Abuse, Manchester City Council is aiming to provide investment in 2017/18 through the Directorate for Children and Families to Voluntary, Community Sector, not for profit and faith sector organisations to further address this issue.
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Manchester's Community Safety Strategy Consultation has now started. The team are consulting with residents, visitors and people who work in the city. The Team would like your views on Community Safety in the city.
Visit: www.makingmanchestersafer.com/info/6/community_consultation to read some information, including crime statistics and a few examples of work undertaken by the Community Safety Partnership over the last four years, and then fill in the survey.
As part of the ‘Delivering Differently’ strategic review of DV&A services, a seven typologies campaign was developed to reach different groups of people with communications relevant to them.
One of these approaches involved working with young people with lived experience of DV&A via the Young People’s Support Foundation to co-design a campaign targeted to them and their peers.
As part of the ‘Delivering Differently’ strategic review, Manchester now has:
• a new Delivering Differently Strategy
• a Domestic Violence and Abuse (DV&A) Forum, responsible for the strategy action plan led by Cllr Sarah Judge; and
• an Integrated Commissioning Panel
Voices of Survivors is a Lloyds Bank Foundation funded partnership between three of Greater Manchester women’s charities: Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH), Manchester Rape Crisis and Trafford Rape Crisis.
As part of an initiative in West Yorkshire, The Children’s Society have been looking at how Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities can keep their young people safe from child sexual exploitation.
It explored the barriers to engagement through traditional agencies and support systems and examined what was needed to ensure that young people from these communities, their parents and carers were aware and informed.
Apply for funding for community projects that prevent hate crime. Hate crimes are crimes that are motivated by hostility on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. Providing funding for projects that prevent hate crime is one of the actions included in the UK government’s hate crime action plan.
Clinks is a national charity that supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders. They have published their 2017 State of the Sector report following a survey of voluntary sector organisations to collect information about how healthy the sector is, the role it is playing, and the wellbeing of service users.Clinks found that "During a year of political instability, voluntary organisations continue to support the most vulnerable people despite a shifting funding landscape and increasing and changing service user needs.
Clinks have published two newly updated guides to health and care for people in the criminal justice system.
“The executive and members of the Faith Network for Manchester (FN4M) express our horror at yet another Islamophobic attack. Yet another arson attack has been perpetrated against the Nasfat Mosque, which has gutted the building this time. This is an unacceptable act and we are united with people of all faiths and none in deploring all hate crimes. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters, especially with those members and congregants of the Nasfat Manchester Islamic Centre.