What a wonderful evening was had at the Pole-da-cise charity event in October and what a great result for us! Over £4,500 was raised, which will be used to support our work with victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse across Wiltshire.

Elephant in the room

If you had ever wondered what the 'elephant in the room' looked like - look no further!

Youth support worker Andy Samuel is clutching the aforementioned beastie to his chest as student social worker Francesa Pike looks on.

Splitz Support Service is pleased to acknowledge a grant of £2,000 - and continuing support by The Noel Buxton Trust  - for Turnaround (male perpetrator) programme. The Noel Buxton Trust was set up to achieve social and economic progress in Britain and throughout the world. The welfare of children and the needs of the family are a strong focus in their thinking, particularly on families experiencing the issue of domestic violence; recognising that problematic relationships between adults lie at the heart of the most serious of difficulties experienced by parents and their children.

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SPLITZ SUPPORT SERVICE CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Splitz Support Service, has today, 17 October 2014, been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Australia grapples with the death of a child in domestic violence case

11 year old Luke was killed in February while at cricket practice in Tyabb, Victoria, when his father, Greg Anderson, hit him over the head with a cricket bat and stabbed him numerous times during a custody visit.

Kim Patton and her team at Splitz's Young People's Support Service (YPSS) were delighted with the donation of £500 from the Bellinger Donnay Charitable Trust. The team meet the needs of children and young people referred to our support services, who are struggling to make sense of their situation, often still traumatised by the effects of domestic abuse they have witnessed.

We are delighted to acknowledge the continuing kind support provided by Wiltshire Freemasons toward the work of Splitz. A donation of £200 was received arising from money raised as a result of the their golfing competitions and match play. Francis Wakem (Provincial Grand Master) said of the donation, 'we hope it will bring a little happiness'.

Chloe Williams’ partner physically and psychologically abused her for more than a year. The violence continued to escalate and reached a crisis point. “One day my partner injured me so badly during an attack that the police got involved and I was taken straight to hospital. When I came out the next day, my partner was on the run and the police told me I should leave my home immediately as I wasn’t safe. I explained to them that I had my dog at home and that I couldn’t leave as I didn’t have anyone to look after her.

We are delighted with the continuing support afforded by Melksham Town Council for women (and their dependent children) in the area who are re-building lives after experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse. The grant award of £250 is most welcome and will be presented at a special evening planned for 22 October 2014

CRIME chiefs and a domestic violence campaigner have slammed a judge for his leniency

Anthony Bruce, 34, was handed a suspended sentence at Teesside Crown Court by Judge George Moorhouse on Tuesday after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm and witness intimidation.

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