‘A society free from domestic abuse’
Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) ensure those affected by domestic abuse are empowered to be safe and in control of their lives. We achieve this by:
- Working directly with those affected by domestic abuse.
- Empowering survivors to rebuild and lead positive and fulfilled lives
- Nurturing children and young people affected by domestic abuse to build resilience and develop healthy relationships.
- Preventing domestic abuse through awareness raising, training and campaigning
We are open and honest with service users, partner organisations and each other. We maintain confidentiality acknowledging that there are rare occasions (ie safeguarding) when this is not possible
We listen carefully to our clients recognising the difference in each individual’s situation. We give our service users choice and tailor our services to each unique individual; no two service users receive our support in the same way.
We approach our work in a way that is non-judgemental with empathy and positive regard, treating all people with the same dignity and respect we would expect to be shown to ourselves.
Service User involvement
We consider our service users as ‘experts by experience’; we listen to their requests and seek their opinions on how our services should develop. We offer opportunities for service users to be involved in our work where possible, including focus groups, a service user panel and serving as a trustee.
Passion and Hope
We are committed and enthusiastic about our vision of a society free from domestic abuse. We develop connections with others who share our vision and we seek to influence decisions within the domestic abuse sector.
We stand alongside our service users to encourage resilience and self-belief and inspire them that they can, and will, move on to a better future. We do not give up, and go above and beyond when necessary.
Service users are encouraged to recognise their strengths and achievements and provide opportunities for them to build their abilities, confidence and self-belief. We support service users to understand their rights, take control of their lives and make their own decisions.
The history of BWP
Broxtowe Women’s Project was set up in January 2001 to provide an information and support service for women living in Broxtowe who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
The Project was developed by Broxtowe Women’s Issues Network, a group of women and men from various agencies focusing on women’s issues in the Broxtowe Borough, particularly domestic abuse. They identified a gap in resources and created Broxtowe Women’s Project to provide much needed support to families and children experiencing domestic abuse.
The work we do is only possible thanks to the many funders who support us. We would like to thank our funders, both past and present, for helping to sustain our service.
Abusive fathers will use their children in a variety of different ways to perpetuate domestic abuse. Using children is highly effective as a way of exerting power and control over their intimate partners or former partners.
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