Presentation on theme: "Survive – working to support recovery from domestic violence and abuse"— Presentation transcript:
1Survive – working to support recovery from domestic violence and abuse “Without Survive I’d probably be dead”“This is the happiest I’ve ever been!”
21974 first refuge opens in South Glos! 1971 the first women’s refuge in the UK opens in Chiswick. 3 years later Kingswood Women’s Aid opens it’s first refuge.
3Kingswood Women’s AidOur first refuge was staffed entirely by volunteers!1970’s saw the growth of the Women’s MovementEarly 80s We opened our first ‘formal’ refuge and developed our first paid worker positions.
4Survive! 25 staff 10 board members and many volunteers Services to men and womenGroup and 1:1 workVital partnership work with the police, health, social services and many more... (you tell them who they are)
5Service Demand Over 600 women and children. Increase of 15% of women and children referred to SurviveMaintainDevelopPrevention
6Refuges and work with children and young people 3 refuges housing 16 families.Family support in refuge and though structured play and parenting support.Specialist work with children and young people including 2 group work programmes for 7-11 and year olds.New preventative work in schools.
7For women and men at high risk 3 trained Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs)Representation at Multi Agency Risk Assessment ConferencesAdvocacy in court and information about legal rightsA new post based in Frenchay A & E
8Outreach support and group work 4 outreach information sessionsGroup work programmes for women in three areasA pilot group work programme for younger women agedBack on Track for 7-11 and year oldsNew preventative work with schoolsService user advisory group
9The difference we makeThe course made me realise that, deep inside, I’m not an angry or violent person: I’m just a kid who has been through a horrible time, and been the victim of a bad man who hurt me, just as he hurt my mum. The course made me realise that I could come through it, that I didn’t have to end up becoming an angry, violent man…The thing I most hope is that one day I’ll be a good dad, because I know I’ve got it in me…I’m determined that my future won’t be scarred by my past.”Young man on our Back on Track programme“I’m free now I feel free”“Thank you for making me a strong, independent woman”
10The difference we makeWithout a doubt you have not only helped me to change mine and mychildren's life but have saved our lives. If I hadn't of had the support from youI would of gone back to him and I am certain he would have raped and killedme and the children would have suffered.We walk into court I’m shaking like a leaf. We walked out of the court in totalshock. I was free for the 1st time in almost 3 and half years. She held my armand said I should be so proud for what I had achieved. Bless her she even tookme to the bus station to ensure I was safe so he couldn’t follow me. WithoutSurvive I could not have done this: locks changed, window handles changedpersonal alarm everything so I can move on and be safe with my boys15 and 13.