A new law on domestic violence that criminalises “coercive control” could exclude women with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to such abuse, say campaigners. The new legislation, part of the Serious Crime Bill, will make it illegal for someone to exercise psychological, emotional or financial control over their partner. We welcome the law because we believe coercive control is often a prelude to violence.

Strictly speaking, a Catch-22 is ‘a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule’. For example, losing something is typically a conventional problem; to solve it, one looks for the lost item until one finds it. But if the thing lost is one's glasses, one can't see to look for them - a Catch-22.

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SPLITZ WARNS ON DOMESTIC ABUSE FUNDING CUTS

The battle against domestic abuse in Wiltshire is facing major challenges as the resources available to tackle it come under increasing pressure from cutbacks.

This year the One Billion Rising day of awareness lands on a weekend - Saturday 14 February 2015. One Billion Rising is an international campaign to engage, awaken and join people worldwide to end violence against women and girls.

There are events in various locations around the UK. If there isn't one near you then why not plan your own event. There are lots of useful tips and resources on the One Billion Rising website.

As of September, all our volunteers are entitled to free training for certain ASDAN qualifications...

These lovely fireworks creations were produced by Michelle’s children. Michelle started buddying for us in May last year and the following is an explanation:...

Claire, an old hand at buddying took on a sky dive recently. Find out how she get on.

A letter from a Mum after her daughter attended a recent KidzPace group

We are grateful for the £500 donation from Corsham Town Council toward the costs of the Buddy Scheme.

The Splitz team is grateful for the £50 donation raised by the West Wilts Youth Sailing Association in memory of Jem Edmunds, a former trustee of Splitz and a good friend to many of the team.

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