Children and Young Peoples Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Toolkit

The Children and Young People ACEs Recovery Toolkit is an 8-session programme aimed at children and young people who have…
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The Myriad Programme.

The Myriad Programme.  Why specific support for LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic abuse? Gwilym Roberts June 2021 The need for change…
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Calan DVS Flagship Programmes

We have recently shared details of many of the programmes we have been running over recent months to support Children…
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Calan Introduces IRIS Advocate Educators

Further to our announcement regarding Calan DVS being awarded the contract to deliver the IRIS programme via funding from Swansea…
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Calan DVS Wins Swansea Bay Health Board IRIS Programme Delivery

Calan DVS has been successfully awarded the contract to deliver the IRIS programme via funding from Swansea Bay University Health…
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The Ar Trac Project – Meeting the Needs of Children and Young People

According to Welsh Women’s Aid, “children and young people experiencing domestic abuse can have their safety and well-being severely undermined…
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Supporting Children & Young People During Lockdown

We read this weekend about the high numbers of domestic abuse incidents seen or heard by children  and reported to…
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Children and Young Person Support Worker – Part Time (Neath)

We have a vacancy for a Children and Young Person Support Worker covering the Neath area and other locations as…
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Vacancy for A Project Facilitator – Part Time (Neath)

We have a vacancy for a Project Facilitator covering the Neath area and other locations as required to fulfil the…
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Vacancy for A Domestic Abuse Support Specialist (South Powys)

We have a vacancy for a Domestic Abuse Support Specialist covering the South Powys area and other locations as required to…
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Success for Campaigners in Non-Fatal Strangulation Developments

After months of campaigning, non-fatal strangulation is set to become a specific offence in England and Wales. This announcement comes…
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A Day in the Life of a Family Support Worker – Amman Valley

Samantha Davies is one of our domestic abuse specialists and family support worker based who is currently in our Amman…
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A Day in the Life of a Domestic Abuse Worker (Neath Port Talbot)

Jacquie Addis, who is originally from Florida in USA, is one of the domestic abuse support worker’s at our Neath…
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A Day in the Life of a Refuge Support Worker (Neath)

Our refuge support workers play a key role in supporting women and their children  who are escaping an abusive relationship…
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A Day in the Life of A Domestic Abuse Specialist

As we continue to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse issues across the world during the 16 Days of…
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16 Days of Activism – Challenging Violence Against Women and Girls

2020 has seen so many changes in the way we work, live and socialise.  There are many who have been…
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A Day in the Life of a Family Support Worker in our Powys Refuge

Denise Paffett is one of our most dedicated family support workers in  one of our Powys Refuges, having stepped into…
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Violence Against Women and Girls – The Facts

Violence against women and girls is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations. It is rooted in…
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A Day in the Life of a Children and Young People’s Worker on the Ar Trac Project

As we approach the 16 Days of Activism campaign, we’d like to share with you some stories from our front…
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The Freedom Programme From Users’ Perspectives

The Freedom Programme is a domestic abuse awareness programme written by Pat Craven. Since lockdown, Calan  DVS has delivered five…
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Calan DVS are Recruiting for New Trustees

About Us Calan DVS is one of the largest domestic abuse charities in Wales and we are committed to working…
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Calan DVS Service Update

In light of the announcement made on Monday 19th October by Welsh Governments First Minister Mark Drakeford, we would like…
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Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

A number of local authorities, charities and other organisations have joined forces to promote the ‘Any Man Can Be a…
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Moves to Protect Women From Misogyny as at Hate Crime

Misogyny is a distorted hatred of and discrimination against women and can come in many different forms.   These can include…
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Ar Trac – Building and Rebuilding Positive Parent-Child Relationships

The Ar Trac programme was launched in April 2020 to provide support to children and young people aged 5-16 who…
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Calan DVS Current Programmes

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our amazing and passionate teams across each of our delivery areas have continued to deliver our…
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The Current Realities of Domestic Homicide

Over recent months, the media has widely reported on the concerning increase in domestic abuse killings (domestic homicide) due to…
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Supporting the Place Shouldn’t Be a Place of Fear Campaign

For some, staying at home as a result of Covid-19, will have increased their risk of domestic abuse, sexual violence…
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Condemnation of the Sun Article by Self confessed abuser

Last week The Sun gave a platform to a self-confessed abuser on its frontpage, this type of reporting can retraumatise…
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Calan DVS Joins Intervention Hub Pilot in Mid and West Wales

Calan DVS is pleased to announce that we are part of a newly formed partnership between Powys County Council, Calan…
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A Calan DVS Volunteer’s Story

Volunteers’ Week celebrates the contribution that so many people make to charities across the UK by volunteering, and Calan DVS…
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Codeword for Domestic Abuse Victims

Domestic abuse victims could be given a codeword to help them escape from immediate danger and alert others to their…
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Celebrating Volunteers’ Week with Stories from our Very Own Volunteers

Volunteers’ Week is a long-standing, popular event in the voluntary sector, established in 1984. It is supported and celebrated by…
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Coronavirus and Me – Nation-wide survey for children and young people in Wales

The Welsh Government, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Children in Wales and Youth Parliament for Wales have, in collaboration with young…
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Moondance Funding to Support Children and Young People Programme

Moondance Foundation funding to support delivery of the Adults ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Recovery Toolkit and ACEs Recovery Toolkit for…
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Four Year National Lottery Funding for the Lighthouse Project

In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in…
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Home Shouldn’t be a Place of Fear

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Coercive Control Campaign #livefearfree At Calan DVS, our vision is to work towards safe and…
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Injustice of the Rough Sex Defence

The second reading of the Domestic abuse bill took place on Tuesday 28th April 2020 in the House of Commons…
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EXPIRED – CYP Support Workers (Location – Flexible) 

Fantastic Opportunity to make a difference to Children and Young People across Wales Domestic abuse charities join forces to support…
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The Compass Programme Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we are still unable to deliver the Compass Programme around South and Mid Wales. Compass…
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Don’t be a bystander

Self-isolation and social distancing may increase domestic abuse and have an impact on survivors’ safety and support networks. Now more…
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Domestic abuse charities join forces to support children across Wales

It’s estimated that 133,053 children in Wales have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse.* These adverse childhood experiences can have a…
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Keeping Safe

During these uncertain times, Calan Domestic Violence Services are continuing to provide a dedicated service to all that need us.…
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Powys Wellbeing Event

“Thank you so much for inviting me along to the well being day. It reminded me why I loved yoga…
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Poems

You came along and I thought it was fate Turned out you were only there to intimidate You’re fat, you’re…
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A day in the life of an Area Service Manager

My role within Calan DVS is to support projects across Neath Port Talbot at an Operational Level. I manage four…
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A day in the life of a Refuge Support Worker

My role within Calan DVS is based in a women’s refuge. On a normal day in refuge I come in…
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