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Policy & strategy

  • Stella Project Policy Bank

    To compliment the Innovative Responses report the Stella Project has created a policy bank of strategies, reports and other resources which address the dual issues of substance use and domestic violence.

  • Policy briefing on teenage relationship abuse

    This briefing refers to the issues faced by teenagers experiencing domestic violence in their own intimate relationships and gives details of two innovative new projects.

  • Teenage relationship abuse - Teacher's Guide

    This guidance provides advice for schools and teenagers on dealing with issues around teenage relationship abuse.

  • Policy briefing on Female Genital Mutilation

    This briefing is focused on female genital mutilation and gives professionals general information on this practice.

  • Policy Briefing for Extended Schools(2009)

    This policy briefing is for those working in extended schools, and also for those working in the voluntary sector providing domestic violence prevention work. It sets out how and why to do prevention work in extended school settings.

  • Information for Local Areas on the change to the Definition of Domestic Violence and Abuse

    This document aims to help local areas consider how the extension to the definition of domestic violence and abuse may impact on their services and identify potential gaps and opportunities for working with 16-17 year olds.

  • IDVA Network briefing (2010)

    This briefing is focused on the issues raised in recommendation three of the ‘Safety in Numbers ’ report and will consider the impact of domestic violence on children under five; the risks associated with child contact; the co-existence of domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health issues for children and the links that can be made between women’s and children’s workers

  • Gender Equality Duty: policy briefing for schools (2009)

    This policy briefing is aimed at those working in schools and other educational settings. It sets out what the GED requirements are for schools, why domestic violence is a gender equality issue and the key issues for schools to include in their gender impact assessments.

  • Addressing Alcohol, Drugs and Domestic Violence through Local Area Agreements (LAAs) (2006)

    This briefing produced by the Stella Project and GLADA gives an explanation of local agrea agreements and gives practical examples of how the issues of domestic violence, drugs and alcohol can be incorporated into your local agreement. This hopes to serve as a tool for both the voluntary and statutory sector in order to lobby your local partnerships negotiating targets in these areas.

  • Human Resources Policy (2006)

    Organisations must recognise that they have responsibilities as an employer and be clear that it will support employees who are experiencing domestic violence, and will encourage an environment which enables staff to access confidential help.

  • A brief summary: update to Domestic Violence Crime & Victims Act (2004)

    The provision in section 12 now allows the courts to impose restraining orders in a much wider range of circumstances. Updated in 2010.


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