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Swindon Women’s Aid Recognised Nationally For High-quality Service

Swindon Women’s Aid has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark today, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to victims experiencing domestic violence in Swindon. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards are national standards which measure the quality of specialist domestic violence services on a number of factors. Swindon Women’s Aid were particularly commended for their professional practice in supporting the needs of victims and working partnership with both their service users and local agencies.

Impact Of Domestic Violence & Abuse On Young People

Press release Swindon Advertiser Jan 2014

Impact of Domestic violence & abuse on young people

The shocking number of children affected by domestic abuse in Swindon is revealed in a report put to the council’s Health and Wellbeing Board today.

 It shows that approximately 1,000 children each year are exposed to abuse within the home, usually between parents, with more than 40 per cent of that figure being under the age of five.

Increase In Domestic Abuse At Christmas

Press release Swindon Advertiser December 2013

Increase in domestic abuse at Christmas

For most, Christmas is a time to look forward to, spent with family and loved ones. Many gather for several days every year to enjoy each other’s company during the festive period. Gifts are given and a good time is had by all. But for some the excesses of Christmas can become a nightmare as a mixture of alcohol and the pressure to create the perfect family occasion lead to tensions boiling over.

Women Are At Greater Risk Of Harm Than Before

Swindon Advertiser November 2013

Vulnerable women are at greater risk of harm than before

More women will die as a result of changes to the legal aid system, so claims the Director of Swindon Women’s Aid an integrated service to support victims of domestic violence.

Olwen Kelly, director of Swindon Women’s Aid has launched an out- spoken attack on the reforms.

Launch Of New Website To Help Victims Of Domestic Abuse In Swindon

Swindon Women’s Aid is launching its new website today. The new website is one of many activities and projects to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse across Swindon during national Domestic Violence Awareness Week. The website at has been created by Swindon Women’s Aid to provide information and advice on domestic violence and abuse for anyone living in Swindon along with details of how you can access their services. 

Launch Event To Showcase New Integrated Domestic Abuse Service For Swindon


PRESS RELEASE - 21 November 2012

Launch event to showcase new integrated domestic abuse service for Swindon

Swindon Women’s Aid will today formally launch its new integrated Domestic Abuse service to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Swindon.

Local Charity Successful In Bid For Children In Need Funding


PRESS RELEASE – 15 November 2012

Local Charity successful in bid for Children in Need Funding

Swindon Women’s Aid a local charity which works to protect and support victims and children of domestic violence has been awarded funding from Children In Need to help them establish a dedicated Children’s Support Service.

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