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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