Domestic abuse affects 1 in 5 women, so you are not alone. It is not your fault – the person who abuses you is responsible.
Domestic abuse doesn’t just happen once. It is persistent behaviour by a partner or ex-partner which hurts you physically, sexually and/or emotionally. It often gets worse over time.
There may be no scars, broken bones or bruises. Your partner may stop you doing the things you would like to do such as seeing family or friends, or they may constantly put you down. However some women can end up at the doctors and some women may die.
Ross-shire Women’s Aid provide services in the Ross-shire, Skye and Lochalsh area these include:
One to one support by phone, text or in person
Information on your rights
We will listen in confidence and believe you. You can contact us by phone or arrange to meet a worker at a time and place which is safe for you. We will support you whether you are still with your partner or if you are ready to leave. We can help with whatever kind of abuse you are experiencing from your partner. We will support any women whose partner or ex-partner abuses them regardless of whether their partner is male or female.
Children and Persons Support Worker Vacancy Children and Young Persons Support Worker 21 Hours
SJC Point 23- £20,388 pro rata
The post holder will be responsible for delivering a service which provides individual person-centred support and awareness raising sessions within home, community and education settings.
Applicants must have a Feminist understanding of domestic abuse and knowledge of the causes and impact this may have on children and young people. The successful applicant will have experience of providing support to children and young people with diverse needs including assessing need and developing support plans.
Full driving licence and access to transport required. A PVG disclosure will be required.
Closing date for applications: Friday 17th May 2013
For application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross-shire Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Women only need apply as these posts are Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1 – occupational requirement
Rotary Club Donation RWA would like to take this opportunity to thank Dingwall Rotary Club for their kind donation of £500 towards our Male Mentoring Project. This was raised last year on the Wade Walk that they organise to raise funds for Charities. This years Wade Walk will be taking place on Saturday 1st June. If you would like to take part in this then please contact the Rotary Club directly.
Stalking Awareness Members of Ross-shire women’s aid will be raising awareness about stalking on Saturday (20th) in Dingwall, Alness, Tain & Portree.
Stalking affects 1 in 10 each year and can have a horrendous impact on those who experience it. Stalking can consist of any type of behaviour such as regularly sending flowers or gifts, making unwanted or malicious communication, damaging property and physical or sexual assault. If the behaviour is persistent, unwanted causes fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking.’
In the last year Ross-shire Women’s Aid have worked with a number of women who have experienced this behaviour from ex-partners & strangers. Heather Williams, manager at Ross-shire Women’s Aid said ‘ we are holding this day of awareness to coincide with national stalking awareness day. Stalking is an insidious crime which can be best described as a campaign of terror and harassment waged against an individual often by an ex-partner but sometimes by a stranger. Those experiencing stalking can have difficulty naming what it is they are experiencing with 77% of victims enduring more than 100 incidents before reporting to the police. We are hoping by raising awareness of this that more people will feel confident about speaking out and asking for help.’
Two short videos have been developed as part of national stalking awareness day to help set out the realities of stalking a gift too far and I’ll take care of you.
For those experiencing stalking it can sometimes be difficult to explain what is happening to the police and to others. Keeping a log of what is going on can be helpful a new victims impact box is available from rape crisis Scotland this provides information and advice to those experiencing stalking. http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/contactus/
Quiz Night We will be holding a Quiz Night on Friday 3rd May from 7.30-9.30pm at the Community Centre in Dingwall.
Come along and show your support and have some fun at the same time – £5.00 per person with no more than teams of 6. There will be a cash prize of £75.00 for the winning team.
If you would like more information on the quiz then please email email@example.com