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Domestic Violence in Teenage Relationships

Please take a look at this film on the topic of Domestic Violence in Teenage Relationships.  This was made for both LADS West Yorkshire and Safe Lives UK by SC Studio’s

Demand for Refuge’s service stays high as tech abuse increases


Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline run by Refuge are currently around 7,000 a month, a 52% increase on the 4,600 handled before Covid-19 struck in March 2020. The monthly number spiked at 8,000 in the first lockdown and again in the second. “It’s now levelled off, but at a new level of demand,” […]

DA work recognised in honours list

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The Queen has acknowledged the efforts of several people in combatting domestic abuse by naming them in the New Year Honours List. The most high-profile recipient is former Spice Girl Mel B, awarded an MBE for her work with Women’s Aid. Having survived financial abuse, she joined the organisation in 2018. “To go through such […]

Campaign for NCDV wins awards for ad agency

Wunderman Thompson UK’s work for the National Centre for Domestic Violence has won the advertising agency two trophies. Calls to the NCDV increased by a quarter as a result of Wunderman Thompson’s ‘abusers always work from home’ message during the height of the coronavirus crises. The campaign won the not-for-profit or charity category at The […]

Refuge names new CEO

Ruth Davison has been appointed the new CEO of Refuge, joining from Comic Relief where she was interim CEO. She was also worked for the Princes Trust International, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth and Crisis. “Ruth brings to Refuge a wealth of experience, expertise and insights and a deep commitment to addressing domestic abuse […]

NCDV launch ‘Abusers Always Work From Home” campaign

NCDV recently launched its “Abusers Always Work From Home” campaign to highlight the 49% increase in domestic abuse incidents since lockdown.   “Over the years we have worked with Wunderman Thompson a number of times, their global position in the marketing sector makes it impossible for us to employ their services for even a fraction […]

CORONAVIRUS: NCDV Urges Courts to Bring Forward Online Court Order Plans Immediately

CORONAVIRUS: NCDV Urges Courts to Bring Forward Online Court Order Plans Immediately ISSUE DATE: Wednesday, 18th March 2020 For further information please contact: Mark Groves, NCDV, mark.groves@ncdv.org.uk 020 3328 3972 Gavin Ingham Brooke, Spada, gib@spada.co.uk 07973 284 833 As society continues to grapple with the effects of Covid 19, NCDV, the National Centre for Domestic Violence, is calling upon all […]

Read our CEO’s blogs

Read our CEO’s blogs: London Assembly Forum, Super complaint against the Police and the Global Leadership Network

Campaign Wins Gold

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Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe

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