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Police Commissioner gives The Daisy Chain Project £50,000

Police Commissioner gives The Daisy Chain Project £50,000

We have been delighted by a generous grant from Katy Bourne, Sussex’s Police Commissioner of £50,000.00 to help us pay for staffing to meet our demand needs. Please see press release from the Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner here. Worthing Herald: here Littlehampton Gazette: here Bognor Regis Observer: here Crawley Observer: here    

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The Daisy Chain Project announces Best-Selling Author, Peter James, as Patron

The Daisy Chain Project announces Best-Selling Author, Peter James, as Patron

We are proud to announce our new Patron, the one and only Peter James! Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 13 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 19 million copies to date and has been translated into 37 languages. Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered

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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,

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Police Commissioner funds The Daisy Chain Project to write childrens’ book

Police Commissioner funds The Daisy Chain Project to write childrens' book

The Office of the Police Commissioner has kindly funded The Daisy Chain Project to write a book for child victims and witnesses of domestic abuse. Thanks to the generosity of the OPCC, an in-store collection in Waitrose, and donors on a Just Giving page, ‘The Garden Broom’ should be out in the later part of 2019. The book is by Francesca Reilly and Jade-Shannon Patrick and focuses on the range of emotions a child might feel in a domestic abuse

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Ask A Lawyer: Will my sexual history be read out in Court?

Ask A Lawyer: Will my sexual history be read out in Court?

We asked Mark Savage, one of our legal team, ‘will my sexual history be read out in Court?: Many women, particularly those who are the victims of rape and sexual abuse often ask whether their sexual history will be read out in Court or whether they will be cross examined about their previous sexual history if they complain about sexual abuse. In the bad old days, before the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act, women who complained about their partners were

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Simon Says: R v Joe Storey

Simon Says:  R v Joe Storey

Simon Spence QC is one of our brilliant trustees and part of our legal team. Here he writes about his successful prosecution in Regina v Joe Storey- a domestic homicide: I prosecuted this case at Norwich Crown Court in June 2017. Storey was charged with the Murder of his girlfriend, Kerri McAuley. He battered her to death in her flat whilst under the influence of alcohol and cocaine after a Friday night out. He left the flat, leaving her to

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Ask A Lawyer- What is Domestic Abuse?

Ask A Lawyer- What is Domestic Abuse?

  Mark Peter Savage is a senior solicitor and partner at Anthony King & Co in Basildon, Essex.  Here he advises about some of the signs of abuse and how to recognise and combat them: There is not, and can never be a good reason for anyone to be abused either physically, or emotionally. Love should come without both pain and fear, if it does not, then there is no love. What is abuse and what can I do if

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Police Commissioner Grant for The Daisy Chain Project

Police Commissioner Grant for The Daisy Chain Project

    The Daisy Chain Project has received a grant of £2972.50 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network. Jade-Shannon Patrick and Hayley Stoner will be joining the Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne on 22nd August to accept the grant award and explain how the funding will help victims to cope and recover from crime and abuse in Sussex. Commenting on the funding award Jade-Shannon Patrick said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this

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Domestic Abuse In the News

Domestic Abuse In the News

More than 10% of women aged between 16 and 19 in England and Wales say they have experienced domestic abuse in the past year according to The Office for National Statistics’ annual report on domestic abuse . Women in their 20s and early 40s are statistically the next most vulenerable groups, but it is important to remember that age and gender have no bearing on domestic abuse and anybody can suffer it at any time in their life. About 7% of men

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The Law: A Brief Overview

The Law: A Brief Overview

There is no universally agreed definition of domestic abuse as it comes in so many forms and situations. The most all-encompassing definition, however, is that domestic abuse is any instance or pattern of incidents of violence, controlling, abusive, coercive or threatening behaviour in the context of a domestic or familial relationship. Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 This Act extended provisions to help address and prevent domestic abuse by creating the specific new offence of ‘causing or allowing the

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The Daisy Chain Project

Domestic Abuse Prevention Charity- Legal advice
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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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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!
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The Daisy Chain Project
Hi all, welcome to the new followers on this sunny day!

A friendly reminder- we will only offer you legal advice if you are the victim of the domestic abuse.

We take this view because we feel it is safer for genuine victims as we cannot prove so that we are sure that another ‘interested’ party won’t jeopardise the case and put the victim in more danger. We will also not divulge any information about any of our clients to anybody who asks us but for in circumstances where the client agrees for us to share information with other services.

If you are concerned about a friend, colleague, or family member, please gently encourage them to contact us for legal advice, or many of the other fabulous organisations out there for more practical advice.

Thank you.
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We are thrilled! Thanks so much to the OSPCC!
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The Daisy Chain Project
Now the election is over we can announce we have received £8,500.00 in funding from National Lottery Awards For All.

This means that we have been able to fund a mobile phone app, which our app designer is currently designing (more on that in the future but we are very excited!)

And another book!

We have MORE news to share very very soon!

Other people in similar situations as us- what do you do if with no notification a client is half an hour late for an appointment? Do you just accept they aren’t coming, try and contact them, or strike them off so they aren’t a client anymore?

Another really positive result for a client today. #wearekeepingyousafe

If you need our assistance, please note that although we can complete things quickly, court the same or next day is something we are unlikely to be able to help with. We always will if we can, but unfortunately due to court deadlines etc it isn’t always possible

Calling all lawyers - want to make a difference and put something back? Please contact @_TDCP_ and volunteer your services to help victims of domestic abuse in Sussex #VolunteersRock https://t.co/dfVjc0Tj7X

A first in the UK - pro bono legal advice for victims of domestic abuse in Sussex @MoJGovUK @AssocPCCs https://t.co/S25dBWP4Bn

Also can we take a moment to appreciate our existing legal team, who are absolutely amazing?! Big love to all of you. Without you, none of this would be possible. Especially @DamianAStuart @MarkPeterSavage @simonspenceQC and Lawrence Watts, whose handle I can’t remember