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  • Amman Valley WA Finance Administrator Vacancy

    Amman Valley Women's Aid are currently recruiting for a Finance Administrator.

     

    Applicants will need to send their CV and a cover letter to avwatrustees@hotmail.co.uk to apply by 5pm Wednesday 29th July 2015.

     

    For more information, or to obtain a job description, please email becky@ammanvalleywomensaid.org

  • Welsh Women’s Aid welcomes new National Adviser appointment

    In response to the Welsh Government’s announcement today, of the appointment of Rhian Bowen-Davies as the new National Adviser for Violence against Women and other forms of Gender Based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, our CEO Eleri Butler said: “Welsh Women’s Aid has been working for nearly four decades in Wales to support survivors to achieve independence and freedom from abuse and to strengthen specialist services and responses, and we look forward to working closely with Rhian Bowen-Davies as the new National Adviser.

    "Rhian's experience of leading specialist services at a local level places her in an excellent position to deliver on the challenges we face in Wales to prevent violence and abuse. Most pressing is the need to secure national commitment to a long term funding strategy so that the national network of specialist refuge services across Wales can continue to provide a lifeline for so many abused women and children.

    "We hope the Adviser will place the experiences of survivors and specialist services at the centre of any new national Strategy for tackling violence against women in Wales. To achieve change that lasts, we need collective solutions that are needs-led and survivor-informed, focussing not only on the effects of abuse, but also on preventing violence and abuse from happening in the first place.

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  • Welsh Women’s Aid Briefing

    Response to the Welsh Government consultation: Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
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  • PRESS RELEASE

     Welsh Women’s Aid wins contract to deliver the Wales ‘Live Fear Free Helpline’
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  • PRESS RELEASE

    Welsh Women’s Aid statement in response to the Crown Prosecution Service annual Violence Against Women and Girls report.
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Children and Young People

 

Action for Children

Bursting The Bubble - Information and Support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse

CAFCASS Cymru - CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings

Child Bereavement Trust

Childhood Bereavement Network - This is a national, multi professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved Children and Young People.

Childline - Support for children and young people, 0800 11 11

Children & Young People's Partnership for Health 

Children First - Supports parents and children on Child Abuse, deals with Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Assault Issues, provides support through recovery of absue.

Children in Need 

Children's Commissioner for Wales - Providing useful information, a discussion forum, advice & support to Children & Young People in Wales

Children's Legal Centre - Law and policy affecting children and young people

CLIC Sargent 

CRUSE Beareavement Care 

Every Child Matters - Government run website giving information on News, Events, Publications for people dealing with children in a number of different settings.

Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service - Offers face to face counselling for young people 11-25 on any issue, including for those suffering any form of abuse. Call 01443 204 551 (Mon-Thurs 9am-3.30pm, Fri 9am-2pm)

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Home Start - Helping families with young children

Kidscape - Preventing bullying and child abuse

Make A Wish Foundation 

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Children & Young People's Support Service - Marie Curie Cancer Care offers information and support to families experiencing illness or loss. Child Bereavement Care is provided through 10 hospices in the UK, where they have Children and Young People's Counsellors to work with families who have children.

Monmouthshire Youth Services - Offers 1-to-1 support and group activities for Children & Young People (11-25).

National Childrens Bureau 

NCH - National Children's Home

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children aims to prevent all forms of child abuse. Offers free 24 hour Child Protection Helpline, advice, information and counselling. A bilingual Welsh helpline and an Asian helpline in 5 Asian languages is available (020 7825 27852)

Children In Wales - Umbrella organisation for children's groups in Wales

Refuge - Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women when they are most in need.

Road For You - This is a website designed for young people by young people. It aims to let young people find their own road to deal with their loss.

The Hideout - National website for children and young people to inform about domestic violence, and help them identify whether it is happening in their home. Also provides indirect and informal support to children and young people living with domestic violence or to those who may want to help a friend, and to signpost additional help and direct support..

The Sand Rose Project - This project provides one or two week breaks, as well as shorter breaks, for bereaved families. It doesnt offer therapy or counselling programmes but breaks are offered free of charge to families experiencing loss, with a particular emphasis on young families.

The Site - Provides factsheets and articles on all the key issues facing young people including: sex and relationships; drinking and drugs; work and study; housing, legal and finances; and health and wellbeing.

Tros Gynnal - Tros Gynnal was set up to continue the children's rights work of The Children's Society when it withdrew from Wales in July 2002.

UNICEF - The United Nations Children's Fund

Winston's Wish - Winston's Wish has a helpline offering suppport, information and guidance to all those caring for Children and Young People who have been bereaved. the website offers up to date information, resources and advice and also has a facility to send questions via email.

Young Minds - A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

Self Harm

Youth Advocacy Service - Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people