Archive for July, 2015

Courts are set to close.

91 courts are set to close if the parliamentary under-secretary of state for courts and legal aid, Shailesh Vara has his way. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33549588 Many closures will directly effect applications for protective injunctions for victims of domestic violence and abuse, previous closures have left victims having to travel for hours to get to their nearest courts and this will only make matters worse. Mark…read more →

NCDV commits to 0800 freephone number

Changes to Ofcom regulations that recently came into force have  completely confused NCDV’s callers. NCDV’s incoming number is a very memorable 0844 8044999 and the caller was charged 5p, now Ofcom have specified that the callers service provider can charge whatever they like on top the 5p for calls made from mobile handsets and they are. The situation is now so complicated…read more →

Highest use of app

June saw the highest number of Refer Direct referrals from agencies and the police via the online website and the app to NCDV. Since the Refer Direct process was instigated it has rapidly become the preferred method of referral for victims of domestic violence and abuse especially with the police. Mark Groves, Head of Operations said ” Our referral process…read more →