Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

The Violence Against Women and Girls agenda at both local and national levels acknowledges the gendered nature of domestic and sexual violence in that the majority of victims are female. However, it cannot be over-emphasised that the local and national strategies recognise that there are female and male victims and perpetrators, and that strategies encompass work with women, men, girls and boys.

VAWG includes the following types of violence and abuse:

 

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy - Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and its multi-agency executive board have led on formulating the VAWG Strategy for 2016-2019 in conjunction with wider partnerships.

Click here for the Wolverhampton Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2016-19

 

Wolverhampton's Overarching Domestic Violence Protocol

Click here for Wolverhampton's Overarching Domestic Violence Protocol and Guidance  2018

Click here for the expectations of partner agencies to Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards in relation to VAWG

Click here for the Dash Risk Assessment and guidance the agreed tool for screening the level of risk posed when any form of VAWG is suspected.

 

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference

MARAC is a secure, confidential multi-agency process that identifies protective interventions for individuals and families. If you believe that a victim is at serious risk of harm due to Domestic Violence, please complete the MARAC Referral Form. A case can be referred to MARAC if:

  • Visible High Risk - the victim answers yes to 14 or more questions on the above DASH Risk Assessment checklist.
  • Professional Judgement -  the victim answers yes to less than 14 questions but you believe that the victim is high risk of serious harm.
  • Repeat - the case has been discussed at MARAC in the last 12 months and another incident has occurred.
  • Escalation - the incidents are increasing in volume and severity.

 

The MARAC Co-ordinator is Molly Gay 01902 554244 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for MARAC Referral Form

Once completed, please send your MARAC Referral Form electronically (in Word document format only) to the email address indicated by the email address you are sending from. This is to provide the highest level of protection for this highly sensitive information. 

1. Sending from aes.wolverhampton.gov.ukwolverhampton.gov.ukwolverhamptonhomes.org.uk

    please send your completed MARAC Referral Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2. Sending from gse.gov.ukgsi.gov.ukgsisup.co.ukgsx.gov.ukgcsx.gov.ukpnn.gov.uk,

    pnn.police.uknhs.netcjsm.netcjsm.gov.ukscn.gov.uk,

    please send your MARAC Referral Form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

 

3. If sending from any other email address

    Please send your referral encrypted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For details on how to send encrypted mail see  http://portal/corporate/ict/Lists/Email/All Items.aspx and read the item ‘How do I send a secure email?’

 

LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS AGENDA IN WOLVERHAMPTON

In an emergency call 999

The Haven Wolverhampton aims to provide quality and sensitive services to women and any dependent children who are affected by Domestic Abuse and Homelessness and in need of safety, shelter, stability and support within an environment of equality, dignity and respect.

Call 24/7 08000 194 400 www.havenrefuge.org.uk

 

Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum Phone: 01902 555643 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Click here for our Domestic Abuse Safety Planning Leaflet

Warning - this leaflet should only be handed to someone if it is safe to do so.

Hard copies of the leaflet are available from WDVF (see above).

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