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A new toolkit for Exeter primary school children

Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service (DDASS) is delighted that Exeter Council has chosen to support our Young People Safeguarding Team in their work around creating ‘Safe and Sound’ - a toolkit for primary age children who experience the impact of domestic abuse.

Grateful thanks to Amesbury Town Council

Our grateful thanks to Amesbury Town Council for their support of our Buddy project.

At the recent grant allocation meeting, Splitz was awarded £300 to continue its nationally accredited mentoring & befriending work, supporting women and children from the Amesbury area who have experienced the trauma of domestic abuse. The Buddy project provides the essential longer term emotional support which prevents isolation, loneliness, and helps rebuild the self confidence and self esteem of those who have suffered so much.

Grateful thanks to Melksham Town Council

Our grateful thanks to Melksham Town Council for their continued support of our Buddy project.

At the recent grant allocation meeting, Splitz was awarded £400 to continue its nationally accredited mentoring & befriending work, supporting women and children from the Melksham area who have experienced the trauma of domestic abuse. The Buddy project provides the essential longer term emotional support which prevents isolation, loneliness, and helps rebuild the self confidence and self esteem of those who have suffered so much.

It's nice to know when we get things right!

 A heart-warming response and note of thanks from a funder is always nice to receive. Our young people's team were particularly blessed in receiving the following message from the Grant Officer at Comic Relief..................

Violence against women and girls continues to rise

The number of offences against women, including domestic abuse, rape and sexual assaults, rose by almost 10% to 117,568 in 2015-6.

The number of prosecutions relating to violence against women and girls in England and Wales reached a record level last year, the director of public prosecutions said, as she warned of the increasing use of social media to threaten and control.

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