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Policies and guidance

Policies and guidance

In this section you will find the legislation and Welsh Government policies and related guidance documents that are developed to help tackle Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

National Communications Framework (2017-2020)

The National Communications Framework outlines the long term approach of the Welsh Government for the delivery of national campaigns and broader communication on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV).

National Survivor Engagement Framework

The purpose of a National Survivor Engagement Framework is to ensure that the needs and experiences of survivors of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence, including the most marginalised survivors, those who face multiple disadvantage in accessing help and support, are understo ...

eLearning on violence against women domestic abuse and sexual violence: Guidance for Line Managers

The aim of the eLearning is to raise awareness of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Ask and Act

Guidance for practitioners and managers on how to ‘Ask and Act’.

Review of existing healthy relationship and violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence related teaching resources

This toolkit, information and guidance provides primary, secondary and further education providers with a range of best practice materials to utilise within their education settings.

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse And Sexual Violence – Guidance For Governors

The guide contains a number of actions which governors can take to make their school safer.

Good Practice Guide: A Whole Education Approach to Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Wales

This guide recognises the importance of education settings as environments where positive attitudes towards gender equality and healthy respectful relationships can be fostered through a rights based approach.

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

The Act is a landmark piece of legislation, breaking new ground as the first law of its kind in the UK. The Act received Royal Assent on 29 April 2015.

Operational Handbook - Child Trafficking

The aim of this handbook is to act as a quick guide for practitioners, in particular First Responders, with statutory safeguarding responsibilities.
Letting people know

Do you think a friend or family member needs help?

Find out how to spot the signs and symptoms and support someone in need of help.

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Advice for professionals

Advice for professionals

Find information, advice and training to help you provide support to people suffering with domestic abuse, violence against women or sexual violence.

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About Live Fear Free

Live Fear Free is a Welsh Government website, providing information and advice for those suffering with violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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