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Ask & Act

 

WWA has been contracted by the Welsh Government to train the trainers to deliver the Ask and Act programme for Group 2 and 3 of the National Training Framework.


What is Ask and Act?

“Ask and Act” is a process of targeted enquiry to be practiced across the Public Service to identify violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. The term targeted enquiry describes the recognition of indicators of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence as a prompt for a professional to ask their client whether they have been affected by any of these issues.

The aims of “Ask and Act” are:

  • to increase identification of those experiencing violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • to offer referrals and interventions for those identified which provide specialist support based on the risk and need of the client
  • to begin to create a culture across the Public Service where addressing violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence is understood in the correct context, where disclosure is accepted and facilitated and support is appropriate and consistent
  • to improve the response to those who experience violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence with other complex needs such as substance misuse and mental health; and
  • to pro-actively engage with those who are vulnerable and hidden, at the earliest opportunity, rather than only reactively engaging with those who are in crisis or at imminent risk of serious harm.

 

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We also heard from a survivor of domestic abuse “Mary” about her experiences through lockdown. We are grateful for “Mary’s” strength in sharing her story, we hope it will inspire other survivors that they are not alone Watch a repeat of the interview @ITVWales 10pm or @itvhub

About 3 hours ago from WelshWomensAid's Twitter