TeenzTalk is a pilot project delivered in school by Splitz to young people (aged 14-16 years). TeenzTalk is healthy relationships programme covering all areas of young people's lives. It is funded by the Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioner and delivered in partnership with schools: it has been delivered in 3 schools so far.

The conference will feedback on the findings from the pilot project with feedback from young people, schools and other interested agencies, including Children England and Wiltshire Police.

THE number of cases of domestic rape reported to police in Scotland almost doubled in the last year, according to figures.

Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said that 357 cases were reported in 2013-14, up from 197 the previous year. The numbers were released as Police Scotland prepares to launch a festive crackdown on domestic abuse, with about a fifth of police time said to be taken up with domestic incidents.

What a wonderful evening was had at the Pole-da-cise charity event in October and what a great result for us! Over £4,500 was raised, which will be used to support our work with victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse across Wiltshire.

Elephant in the room

If you had ever wondered what the 'elephant in the room' looked like - look no further!

Youth support worker Andy Samuel is clutching the aforementioned beastie to his chest as student social worker Francesa Pike looks on.

Splitz Support Service is pleased to acknowledge a grant of £2,000 - and continuing support by The Noel Buxton Trust  - for Turnaround (male perpetrator) programme. The Noel Buxton Trust was set up to achieve social and economic progress in Britain and throughout the world. The welfare of children and the needs of the family are a strong focus in their thinking, particularly on families experiencing the issue of domestic violence; recognising that problematic relationships between adults lie at the heart of the most serious of difficulties experienced by parents and their children.

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SPLITZ SUPPORT SERVICE CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Splitz Support Service, has today, 17 October 2014, been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Australia grapples with the death of a child in domestic violence case

11 year old Luke was killed in February while at cricket practice in Tyabb, Victoria, when his father, Greg Anderson, hit him over the head with a cricket bat and stabbed him numerous times during a custody visit.

Kim Patton and her team at Splitz's Young People's Support Service (YPSS) were delighted with the donation of £500 from the Bellinger Donnay Charitable Trust. The team meet the needs of children and young people referred to our support services, who are struggling to make sense of their situation, often still traumatised by the effects of domestic abuse they have witnessed.

We are delighted to acknowledge the continuing kind support provided by Wiltshire Freemasons toward the work of Splitz. A donation of £200 was received arising from money raised as a result of the their golfing competitions and match play. Francis Wakem (Provincial Grand Master) said of the donation, 'we hope it will bring a little happiness'.

Chloe Williams’ partner physically and psychologically abused her for more than a year. The violence continued to escalate and reached a crisis point. “One day my partner injured me so badly during an attack that the police got involved and I was taken straight to hospital. When I came out the next day, my partner was on the run and the police told me I should leave my home immediately as I wasn’t safe. I explained to them that I had my dog at home and that I couldn’t leave as I didn’t have anyone to look after her.

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