LGBTQ+ Specialist Support Worker/Programme Facilitator (Adult & Youth) Vacancy

Calan DVS are recruiting for an  LGBTQ+ Specialist Support Worker/Programme Facilitator (Adult & Youth) based in Neath Port Talbot including…
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Sexual Violence Support Worker Vacancy – Pembrokeshire

Calan DVS are recruiting for a Sexual Violence Support Worker (SVSW) based in Haverford West, Pembrokeshire. Contract: Fixed term until…
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Connect to Calan – December 2024

Message from our CEO 2023 has been another busy year within Calan DVS, we have launched two new large contracts…
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Exploring the wider context of Trauma Informed Practise from frontline, supervisory and systems change perspectives

In this episode Moira Hutton (Calan DVS Sexual Violence Service Manager), explores the nuances of working in a trauma informed…
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Dyfarnwyd Cytundeb Cam-drin Domestig Sir Benfro i ddwy asiantaeth cam-drin ddomestig arbenigol

Yn ddiweddar, tendiodd Cyngor Sir Benfro ar gyfer darparu cymorth cysylltiedig â thai (VAWDASV) (Llety a Seiliedig yn y Gymuned),…
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Two specialist domestic abuse agencies awarded Pembrokeshire Domestic Abuse Contract

Pembrokeshire County Council recently tendered for the provision of VAWDASV Housing Related Support (Accommodation and Community Based), Calan DVS and…
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Connect to Calan – July 2023

Message from our CEO Welcome to the Summer 2023 issue of Connect to Calan We have had a very exciting…
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Her Majesty The Queen meets Calan DVS Representatives

As part of a recent visit to South Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, met Calan DVS representatives, refuge residents and…
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The Myriad Programme – Survivor Feedback

I am a woman in my 60’s living in South Wales.  I have been married to a man and latterly…
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Dyfarnwyd Contract IDVA Dyfed Powys i bum asiantaeth cam-drin ddomestig arbenigol

Yn ddiweddar, fe wnaeth Comisiynydd Heddlu a Throseddu Dyfed-Powys, ynghyd â’r pedwar Awdurdod Lleol yn rhanbarth Dyfed-Powys, (Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin,…
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Five specialist domestic abuse agencies awarded Dyfed Powys IDVA Contract

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, along with the four Local Authorities within the Dyfed Powys region, (Carmarthenshire County Council, Ceredigion…
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Introducing The Lotus Project

From 6 to 12 February is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – the UK’s annual initiative to raise…
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Calan Domestic Violence Services Announce First Survivor Ambassador

As a domestic abuse charity in Wales, for the last ten years Calan DVS has delivered much needed services to…
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Connect to Calan – October 2022

Message from our CEO Welcome to the second, quarterly Connect to Calan newsletter. Lots of activity has taken place over…
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Calan DVS To Continue to Deliver the Swansea Bay Health Board IRIS Programme

Calan DVS has successfully been awarded the contract to continue the delivery of the IRIS programme via funding from Swansea…
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Calan DVS Appointed to Deliver the REPROVIDE Programme across South Wales

Calan DVS has been appointed to deliver the REPROVIDE Programme in key areas across South Wales including Neath Port Talbot,…
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Gareth’s Story – Celebrating 10 Years of Calan DVS

In celebration of 10 Years since the formation of Calan DVS, we’d like to share with you the journey of…
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Introducing Calan DVS’ New Sexual Violence Service Development Manager

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Moira Hutton, the new Sexual Violence Service Development Manager at…
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An Interview with Sue Gardiner

As we continue to share career and success stories of Calan staff members as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations,…
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Connect to Calan – Celebrating 10 Years of Calan DVS

Message from our CEO Hello and welcome to our new quarterly newsletter. As you may have noticed from our social…
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10 Years of Calan DVS – A Showcase of Our Achievements

To celebrate 10 years of Calan DVS, the charity organised a celebration and showcase event on Tuesday, 7 June 2022…
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Viktoria’s Story

Throughout this year, to commemorate 10 years of Calan DVS, we will be sharing 10 stories over 10 months.  Our…
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An Interview with Moyra Parfitt

Throughout this year, to commemorate 10 years of Calan DVS, we will be sharing 10 stories over 10 months.  Our…
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Kate’s Story

Kate is currently a Children and Young People’s facilitator within the Calan DVS Inspiring Families programme.  Just over three years…
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10 Years Working For Calan DVS – An Interview with Julia Ward

Throughout this year, to commemorate 10 years of Calan DVS, we will be sharing 10 stories over 10 months.  Our…
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Calan DVS Celebrates 10 Years of Outstanding Service Delivery

This month (February 2022), Calan DVS is celebrating 10 years of outstanding service delivery across South, Mid and West Wales.…
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The Hair & Beauty Industry and their Role in Identifying Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is not a private matter. It is a crime and kills over two women a week in England…
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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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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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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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