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  • Free Domestic Abuse App

    Free Domestic Abuse App

    The Bright Sky app looks like a weather app when you click on it, but there is a hidden side to the app where you can keep a log of abuse including voice recordings and photos. If you decide to press charges in the future, this log can also be used in evidence. The app has also got helpful information, definitions of abuse, advice and signposting.

  • SAYiT Domestic Abuse Video

    SAYiT Domestic Abuse Video

    As part of its “Call It Out“project to improve access to domestic abuse services for LGBT+ young people across South Yorkshire SAYiT has produced a video in comic book form showing young people’s experiences of abuse.It also contains a list of services you can use if you are a victim of abuse. Please be warned that the video does contain sensitive content.

  • Cawston Park Closure

    Cawston Park Closure

    We are shocked and disgusted to hear of the deaths of Joanna, Ben and Nicholas and the appalling lack of ‘care’ they received at Cawston Park. How many more deaths? How many more closures? How many more reports and recommendations ? How many more years do we have to wait until the government acts to close private assessment and treatment units for people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs? We call on the government to act NOW.

  • Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Learning disabilities self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices has called for change and expressed anger in a video after an autism and learning disability unit was closed to new admissions . A CQC report identified that The Firshill Rise unit was not safe or effective and people experienced harm because of a lack of protection, abusive incidents, restraint and seclusion.

  • My Trouble with Trolls

    Our former colleague at Disability Sheffield, beauty and fashion blogger Tess Daly, details the abuse she has faced from online trolls and calls for more to be done to hold those responsible to account in a new BBC News video.

  • MPs Back Model's Campaign Against Online Abuse

    Model Katie Price’s campaign to make online abuse towards disabled people a criminal offence has won the backing of MPs after more than 220,000 people signed her petition. Following an inquiry the Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee said “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences.”

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