Domestic Abuse Bill: briefing

4 April, 2018 - 11:32


The government recently launched a consultatiion to seek views on measures to be included in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.  The consultation sets out the government’s approach to dealing with...

Disrespect NoBody campaign

4 April, 2018 - 10:47

The Home Office has launched the third phase of the Disrespect NoBody campaign.  The Disrespect NoBody campaign helps young people to understand what a healthy relationship is and re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and what consent means within their...

A message from the Voscur Chair

28 March, 2018 - 14:41
Voscur has been through a period of significant change.  You can read more about it in our statement.  But I wanted to say a personal thank you to all of the staff, both those who are staying and those who are leaving us, for...

Research: Diversity And Discrimination in The Charity Sector

27 March, 2018 - 15:08
The charity sector can be perceived as being caring and inclusive, but just how well are we doing at maintaining this? CharityJob’s latest research paper seeks to investigate diversity and discrimination in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on recruitment and the workplace....

Changes at Voscur

27 March, 2018 - 12:48
The Voscur Board recently completed a period of consultation with staff about options for restructuring the organisation and we are now able to announce that a new structure will be in place with effect from 1 April 2018.
Like many VCSE sector organisations in Bristol,...

Avon & Somerset Police Crime Commissioner consults on victim services

14 March, 2018 - 13:57
The Avon and Somerset Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) has published draft commissioning intentions for a range of victim services and is now inviting feedback from local stakeholders.  
The PCC is responsible for the commissioning of local victim services such as...

Sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset - your feedback

8 March, 2018 - 16:16
The needs of the victims of sexual violence in Avon and Somerset are not fully understood. There is little-documented evidence as to the specific and varying needs of adult survivors of sexual violence in this region. A sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset has therefore been...

Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services

8 March, 2018 - 15:25


'Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services' is a report  that describes the findings of the Care Quality Commission independent review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health.   The report draws on evidence...