'Farming Today' BBC Radio 4 is the early morning flagship programme, for the work and people of the farming communities. Today's programme had a comment on 'The Archers' storyline from the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS).

 

The Archers (BBC Radio 4) storyline about the arrival of the charming farmer Rob, who whisked Helen off her feet before embarking on a subtle but deeply horrifying campaign of emotional abuse, has gripped and appalled the country.

A place at a women's refuge is both a blessing and a harbinger of 'trouble and toil' to come, as the abused woman fleeing domestic abuse often forfeit their homes to escape the violence, the coercion and the toll it takes in terms of their mental wellbeing.

It beggar's belief that we have a criminal justice system that is so removed from reality that it can introduce such puny custodial terms for brutal assaults on women.

 

The aim of our programme in Gloucestershire, around positive behaviour for domestic abuse perpetrators and those that want to secure a healthy relationship, is all about securing such positive and sustained changes; to make a difference in the lives of people - it isn't about receiving thanks but........

 

Fawcett Society – Sex Equality – State of the Nation 2016 report. A brilliant well evidenced report as one would expect from the Fawcett Society.

Splitz is grateful for the skills of our IDVA's (Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors) who work with 'high risk' victims of domestic abuse. We are privileged to work with the brilliant teams in Devon and Gloucestershire and (since October 2015) with a superb team in Wiltshire. Safelives, who provide the accredited training for IDVA's, describe them as 'Lifelines' - enabling people to survive when they are all alone .

We join with Claire Throssell in her unspeakably tragic situation - twice a victim! First as a survivor of domestic abuse and then, cradling her one son as he lay dying from the fire deliberately caused by her husband, whilst her other son already lay dead in the morgue.

We join with Claire Throssell in her unspeakably tragic situation - twice a victim! First as a survivor of domestic abuse and then, cradling her one son as he lay dying from the fire deliberately caused by her husband, whilst her other son already lay dead in the morgue.

Following the publication of the Lord Chief Justice Annual Report, the spotlight falls on his comments on the affordability of Justice - Justice delayed is Justice denied - but, with little or no access to funding to support vulnerable people, particularly in family law cases - it is Justice unavailable!

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