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Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Daisy Chain Project are a Domestic Abuse Legal Advice Charity (registered charity number 1175163), founded by Jade-Shannon Patrick. You can contact The Daisy Chain Project team via

Our website address is:

Our offices are located at: 7 Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1EG.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We collect information about visitors who comment on the site using the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). This is to help us reduce the level of spam sent through this website to keep it secure and running smoothly.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Our content form is supplied by Ninja Forms. When you submit an enquiry, you must give consent to The Daisy Chain Project receiving your name, email, and message by checking the checkbox field. This data is not stored on our website, however it is sent to our email to be stored for a year, after which it is removed.

Delete data requests can be requested by emailing and will be answered within 30 days of your request.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We do not control how these websites collect this data, or what content they collect.


The services contained in this section enable The Daisy Chain Project to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour in order to improve our services.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Who we share your data with

Our advice and correspondence with you is entirely confidential; we will not share data with any other authority or service [i.e. police, social services] unless you request for us to do so on your behalf.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Any correspondence you have with The Daisy Chain Project is kept via email for one year, with paper records being kept for 5 years.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service, Akismet. Your data will not be sent elsewhere unless explicitly consented by you.

Data request contact information

If you want to request your data, or contact us for any reason regarding your data, you may contact:

Digital requests should be sent to: Jade-Shannon Patrick,

Written requests can be sent to: 7 Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1EG.

Additional information

How we protect your data

To protect your data, we have made sure all of our emails are encrypted and our website has a valid security certificate. All of our physical information is locked in a filing cabinet within our locked office, within a security coded building. We will never discuss cases anywhere other than email.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address:

If we get notified of a breach through our email servers, we will contact the affected persons within 24 hours. We will also contact the ICO within 72 hours of the breach.

If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

All of our lawyers are Bar Standard Board and Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority regulated.

Social Media


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our plugin appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under


Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.


Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter’s privacy policy, please go to

Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at

Changes to this privacy policy

The Daisy Chain Project reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page or via email – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to The Daisy Chain Project. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, The Daisy Chain Project shall collect new consent from the User, where required.


[Last Updated: August 31st 2018]

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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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!
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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

A first in the UK - pro bono legal advice for victims of domestic abuse in Sussex @MoJGovUK @AssocPCCs

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