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.

We are delighted to acknowledge a £1,000 donation from the Jack Lane Charitable Trust

Their generous donation will assist in funding the salary of a part-time telephone support worker.

We are excited at the news on devolving engagement and funding aspects of young people’s services to Community Area Boards, as explained by James Fortune (Lead Commissioner) at the recent Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum.

One year on. More than 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service, an organisation commissioned by the county council, has supported 3002 victims of domestic abuse in one year and is seeing an increase in referrals.

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