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Welcome to Spotlight, the podcast that shines a light on the issues around domestic abuse

Spotlight: the podcast for the domestic abuse secto‪r‬ SafeLives

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Welcome to Spotlight, the podcast that shines a light on the issues around domestic abuse

    Staying Safe At Home: domestic abuse - the impact on older people

    Staying Safe At Home: domestic abuse - the impact on older people

    In this podcast we hear from SafeLives’ practice consultant Lucy Giles and Emily McCarron from Age UK discussing the effect of COVID-19 on the prevalence of elder abuse and the impact of elder abuse in general.

    Please note: this podcast was recorded remotely so please excuse the audio quality

    • 32 min
    Staying Safe At Home: Checking in with DCC Louisa Rolfe

    Staying Safe At Home: Checking in with DCC Louisa Rolfe

    In this podcast we hear from Jo Silver, Director of Innovation at SafeLives as she sits down again with Louisa Rolfe, Deputy Chief Constable of West Midlands Police to discuss what has changed a couple of months on from when lockdown started.

    Please note that government restrictions, social distancing and shielding guidance has changed since this podcast was recorded however, it still offers an interesting look into the Police response to COVID-19 and how they can help those who are concerned about a partner or family member’s behaviour during this time.

    For the most recent government guidance on covid-19, go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    • 28 min
    Staying Safe at Home: Dr Jess Roy on supporting children during Covid-19

    Staying Safe at Home: Dr Jess Roy on supporting children during Covid-19

    Collette Eaton-Harris speaks to Dr Jess Roy of Bristol University, about the changed risks children may be facing at home, and how social workers can safely work with them during Covid-19

    • 28 min
    Safe at Home: Supporting clients remotely under lockdown

    Safe at Home: Supporting clients remotely under lockdown

    Deidre from SafeLives speaks to Zoe Jackson from Aurora New Dawn, about how her team have been supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse during lockdown

    • 29 min
    The psychological impact of surviving domestic abuse

    The psychological impact of surviving domestic abuse

    Our Head of Practice, Michelle Phillips, has a chat with Sue Penna who is the Chief Creative Officer at Rockpool to discuss the psychological impact of surviving domestic abuse. Throughout, they emphasise the need for a trauma-informed approach when not only dealing with clients, but with colleagues too.

    Take a look at Rockpool here: https://rockpool.life/
    Order your copy of the Recovery Toolkit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Recovery-Toolkit-support-journey-Domestic/dp/1838025006/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1588597773&sr=1-6

    Please note: this podcast was recorded remotely so please excuse the audio quality

    • 38 min
    The challenges facing black survivors of domestic abuse

    The challenges facing black survivors of domestic abuse

    In this podcast, SafeLives CEO Suzanne sits down with Ngozi who runs Sistah Space - a community based initiative that supports African heritage women and girls. Ngozi talks about the systemic racism she encounters while supporting her clients, and what needs to change.

    Find out more about Sistah Space: https://www.sistahspace.org/
    Donate to their fundraiser for a post-COVID retreat for the women Sistah Space supports: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Mango-Morning-Post-Covid19-Weekend-Retreat-Appeal
    Donate to the service: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=sistahspace

    • 48 min

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