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How To Make A Silent 999 Call #Nationalstalkingweek

It has long been a myth that if you phone the emergency services’ switchboard on 999 and remain silent, the operator will know you are in trouble and dispatch help to you. Unfortunately, this is untrue and almost certainly a way to get your call disconnected because accidental 999 calls are made quite often, the operator would have no clue whether you had pocket dialled them, an over-enthused toddler high on Ribena and Fireman Sam had jabbed at phone buttons, or if you genuinely needed help. Some 20,000 silent 999 calls are made daily, making it a gargantuan task to sift the genuine from the accidental and hoax.

‘Silent Solutions’ is a system put in place by the Home Office and assists high risk callers who cannot speak, such as those who are still in close proximity to their attacker and are frightened of being overheard. If you are in danger and cannot speak, it is advised you dial ’55’ on your phone keypad when prompted to inform the call-taker that you need assistance.

It is always best to speak to the operator if you can, even if you whisper, but this system is in place to help those in severe danger.

 

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The Daisy Chain Project

Domestic Abuse Prevention Charity- Legal advice
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Thank you to Core Electrics for fixing our lights and to Worthing & Adur Council for sending a team of DIY whizzes to help us paint our office. More pics will come when we’ve done the finishing touches, but how is that for a progress shot?!

We wanted to make visiting a lawyer a friendly, and non-fusty experience and our office is completely child friendly.
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Yesterday PCC Katy Bourne visited The Daisy Chain Project to present them with £50,000 of funding. This unique charity offer pro bono legal advice to victims of domestic abuse. Find out more: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/about/news/pcc-funds-first-service-in-sussex-dedicated-to-offering-victims-of-domestic-abuse-free-legal-advice/
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Yesterday PCC Katy Bourne visited The Daisy Chain Project to present them with £50,000 of funding. This unique charity offer pro bono legal advice to victims of domestic abuse. Find out more: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/about/news/pcc-funds-first-service-in-sussex-dedicated-to-offering-victims-of-domestic-abuse-free-legal-advice/
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The Daisy Chain Project
Snippets of the office revamp so far... we can’t wait to share it with you when it’s all finished on (hopefully) Friday when our lovely DIY team come.

After that it’s just a case of fixing the lights and ordering a new sofa and renovation is complete 😄
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The Daisy Chain Project
Hi all, we are closed on Friday 31st May and will not be answering calls or making appointments on this day.

This is because we have a lovely team of people from Adur Homes coming to decorate our office and make it nicer for our clients. We will still be responding to emails sporadically, if we are not too covered in paint!
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The Daisy Chain Project
Hello all! Just to let you know we are working a little slower than normal due to our recent press coverage- we got an influx!

We have a little queue system in place so please bear with us- we are always happy to help where we can.

We also have recruited at least one, but possibly more, shiny new lawyers!

Stay tuned for more news 🙂
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The Daisy Chain Project
We’re fresh out of a team briefing at Worthing Job Centre in which we worked with Safe in Sussex to inform the Job Centre Staff about what they can do if they suspect one of their clients is in an abusive relationship.

We were told that with joint claims under Universal Credit, it is unfortunately possible for an abuser to exercise further control over their victim.

We believe education is the key to prevention regarding domestic abuse, and to recognise the signs can lead to early intervention.

If your organisation needs any information or briefings on the law surrounding domestic abuse, please give us a shout- we are more than happy to offer this service!

We've just received #NationalLottery funding! Thank you to everyone who plays The National Lottery for supporting us.

Find out more on the @TNLComFund website: https://t.co/8GMvebmkzs https://t.co/wM99oni3sl

We were wondering if any other domestic abuse organisations would benefit from leaflets explaining the law in an accessible way for their clients? We can make it happen if so!

❤️❤️ THANK YOU https://t.co/7dIDjv5E28
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Adur and Worthing @adurandworthing
A big thank you to our hard working volunteers who sprang into action to help decorate the brand new #Worthing based office of @_TDCP_ a new charity, working across #Sussex, fighting domestic violence through pro bono legal advice, wider-education and awareness #VolunteersWeek https://t.co/pfr5cYN1zA

And thank you @FitzhughGates- we really look forward to working with you!

Thank you to @KatyBourne and all of the staff at @SussexPCC for our funding. It was so lovely to see you all today!