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Video of Cheshire East's peer challenge presentation: part two
Challenge themes: Achieving more through partnerships
This video is part two of 'Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Partnership's' presentation to the Local Innovation Awards judging panel (length:6 minutes, 18 seconds).
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(Length: 6 minutes, 18 seconds)
Sometimes the person who is abusing their partner hurts the children directly too. Domestic abuse is one of the biggest indicators of child abuse.
Quote from the Children’s Assessment Team leader: “I am the Children’s Assessment Team leader…. I have been telling them for years that the most effective thing we can do to reduce child abuse is to deal with domestic violence. I’m glad Lord Laming’s saying it too”.
A Labyrinth is a pathway leading you to a centre and out again.
Quote from the Community Safety manager: I am the Community Safety manager negotiating the maze of funding streams, making sure there are targets that get domestic abuse on to the top table agenda, and establishing cross cutting links to ‘think family’ approaches to safety.
At the start it is a place to get rid of the stuff that makes you less of the person you want to be.
Quote from the Children’s Centre area manager: “I am the Children’s Centre area manager. I am top slicing my parenting programme budget to commission a domestic abuse recovery course. I know it is the major issue for my families.
At the centre is 'treasure': a place to stop and reflect and a place to pick up a symbol of support and strength.
Domestic abuse is very widespread but often a secret. Although police in Cheshire attend over 10,000 incidents a year the majority of people do not tell many others, if any, about what is happening to them.
Quote from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service: “I am the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service responsible for our advocates team. I commissioned training in domestic abuse and make sure all multi-agency risk assessment conferencing (MARAC) victims are offered a home safety assessment and extra measures where arson’s a real possibility.
Last year over 1,500 women and children in Cheshire got support from refuges or outreach services.
Quote from the Safeguarding Nurse: I am the named nurse for safeguarding. I make sure every pregnant woman is asked about domestic abuse and that all nurses and health visitors can risk assess and refer to the right services.
We want to make sure that anyone who is being hurt or made to feel afraid at home gets the help that’s available.
Quote from the DV Strategic Co-ordinator: “I am the DV Strategic Co-ordinator. I led the Diversity Task group that spearheaded work to ensure all survivors, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ability or age can access services”.
If you or someone you know needs support please contact us. The end.
We just wanted to show you the making of that labyrinth which is quite a large piece of artwork. We could not bring the actual artwork itself but we want to introduce you to the people who made it and the book that Mickey (member of Cheshire’s presentation team) was reading from is the book that travels with it.
All the comments are from the people who took part.