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Parole process review – your chance to be heard

The Government has announced a review, looking at: how victims are engaged and involved in the parole process; whether the arrangements for keeping victims informed at all key stages of the parole process are working satisfactorily; the openness of the parole process and parole decisions; and whether there should be the…

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Why do people commit hate crimes?

The Crown Prosecution Service defines hate crime as an incident where the motivation appears to be hostility towards any of the following: race; religion; disability’ sexual orientation; or transgender identity. Hate crime is always wrong and if it has happened to you, it certainly wasn’t your fault. Anyone can be…

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We all react differently to death – here’s why

When someone close to you dies, it can turn your life upside down – particularly if it was the result of a serious crime. We all grieve in different ways, and understanding your own reactions to death is tough. It can be difficult to know what to do, who to…

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How to cope with the emotional trauma of burglary

There are few invasions of privacy quite as disturbing as having your house burgled. Anyone who has experienced home intrusion of this kind will be aware of the emotional trauma that often follows, and in this post, we’re going consider how that might manifest itself and what you can do…

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How to cope with terror

We live in a world that is constantly on heightened alert in preparation for potential terror attacks. They can happen anywhere, at any time. If you’ve experienced such an incident close-up or even from afar, it can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with what you’ve seen or what’s…

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How to deal with hate crime within the workplace

Last year, it was reported that hate crime had surged by 42% across England and Wales following the Brexit referendum. This resulted in a total of 3,076 incidents reported between 16th and 30th June – a huge increase over previous years. For employers, this has presented an HR challenge quite…

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How to handle social media harassment

Before the birth of social media, harassment was something you’d typically only experience in real life; be it in person, over the phone or in written form. Now, with millions of people glued to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, harassment has taken on a digital form. The difference…

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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence – 25 November 2017

Saturday 25th November sees the start of 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence. This national awareness campaign is aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. As it stands, companies can do more to aid their employees who endure domestic…

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Something about them is scaring me… 5 warning signs of a violent partner

Intuition can be a fantastically helpful tool, and if you’re concerned about your partner’s behaviour, you may be onto something. If they call and text you obsessively, constantly demand to know where you are and seem irrationally jealous, you’re probably in an abusive relationship. Domestic abuse takes on many forms,…

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