74 minutes | Jan 7th 2021

Domestic Abuse

In the first episode of 2021 Andy McClenaghan is joined by Sarah McMillan, Professional Officer with the Scottish Association of Social Workers, Rachael Barnes who is a Social Worker with Safer Families Edinburgh and Dr Marsha Scott, Chief Executive of Scottish Women's Aid. They explore the issue of domestic abuse and the social work response to support victims and survivors of abuse, as well as the role social workers play in working with perpetrators of domestic abuse. To download the Scottish Association of Social Workers’ Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare practice guide visit https://www.basw.co.uk/system/files/resources/Domestic%20Abuse%20and%20Child%20Welfare_0.pdf For information on the Safe & Together™ Model discussed during the episode visit https://safeandtogetherinstitute.com/what-we-offer/e-courses/ and to register for SASW’s training on the Safe & Together™ Model visit https://www.basw.co.uk/events/safe-together%E2%84%A2-model-core-training-sasw#:~:text=About%20Safe%20%26%20Together%E2%84%A2%20Model,Session%201%20Assessment To contact the Scottish Women’s Aid helpline call 0800 027 1234 and to access the Scottish Women’s Aid web chat service for children and young people visit www.cypwebchat.scot For information on how to contact Women’s Aid England visit https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/ If you need to access support over the phone, you can call: National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (run by Refuge) The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect) The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994 National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop) Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123 Rights of Women advice lines, there are a range of services available For information on how to contact Welsh Women’s Aid visit https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/contact/ If you need help and support for yourself or for someone you know, please call or email the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800 or email: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales For information on how to contact Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland visit https://www.womensaidni.org If you are looking for help and support, please contact the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414
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