Recommendations for caring for children living in “toxic households”


achieving effective and efficient long standing outcomes for affected children requires an intentional positive multi-agency approach Background: Today Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, published a report revealing that about 50 000 thousand children under five are at “very high risk of severe harm” because of living in households where there is the existence of … Continue reading Recommendations for caring for children living in “toxic households”

Responding To Domestic Abuse Bill: A Call To Faith Communities


The government has launched a consultation on domestic abuse, in an attempt to find new and more relevant laws and tougher powers to safeguard and assist adult and child survivors. Its aim is to restructure how this social pandemic has been tackled in all spheres – for a generation. Domestic abuse is a pandemic that … Continue reading Responding To Domestic Abuse Bill: A Call To Faith Communities

Sentencing Council publishes new guideline on domestic abuse


Originally published by the Sentencing Council, 22 February 2018 A new domestic abuse sentencing guideline has been published today (22 February), giving courts up to date guidance that emphasises the seriousness of this kind of offending. The guideline identifies the principles relevant to the sentencing of cases involving domestic abuse, outlines how the seriousness of offences should … Continue reading Sentencing Council publishes new guideline on domestic abuse

Understanding The “LIVED EXPERIENCE” Of Victims


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya In as much as many of us want to know the extent of Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) by way of using statistics, it has more weight for this pandemic to be known in terms of the lived experience of adult & child victims. Understanding the lived experience gives knowledge in another dimension, dictating … Continue reading Understanding The “LIVED EXPERIENCE” Of Victims

The Value Of Church Leaders In Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) usually happens in private directed towards an adult and or a child victim. It also happens in systems that uphold the oppression and inequality of women. DVA secretly devastates the church community by devastating its smallest unit, the family. Responding to it therefore needs a defiant community … Continue reading The Value Of Church Leaders In Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse

Channel 5 News interviews Kudakwashe Nyakudya


The cuts in funding for Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) services are causing widespread closure of services, resulting in a detrimental domino effect on the experiences of adult and child victims. One of the services which has been facing closures in recent years, which has now reached a very critical point, is that of refuges (safe houses) for … Continue reading Channel 5 News interviews Kudakwashe Nyakudya