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Aylesbury Women’s Aid recognised nationally for high-quality service

Aylesbury Women’s Aid has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards Kitemark in November, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to women and children experiencing domestic violence in Aylesbury Vale. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards are national standards which measure the quality of specialist domestic violence services on a number of factors. Aylesbury Women’s Aid were particularly commended for prioritising children’s needs and also their support work provided with parenting and child contact arrangements.

Denise Edmonds, Head of Services at Aylesbury Women’s Aid said they were delighted to have their work recognised in this way and would continue to keep up the standard of services.  There are concerns nationwide about domestic violence services being cut but so far we have been fortunate that the County and District councils have been very supportive.

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Federation England said:

“We are very proud to award Aylesbury the Women’s Aid National Quality Kitemark for their excellent work supporting women and children in area. Specialist, high-quality domestic violence services can make the difference between a full, independent life and living in fear of your life for women escaping abuse. The hard work and dedication of the team at Aylesbury Women’s Aid is making that difference, and I thank them for the very high quality of the service they provide.”

If you are experiencing domestic violence and would like support telephone 01296 436827 or 01296 437777 or visit our website: www.aylesburywomensaid.org.uk

1. About Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 250 local services working to end domestic violence against women and children. Keeping the voices of survivors at the heart of its work, Women's Aid campaigns for better legal protection and services, providing a strategic "expert view" to government on laws, policy and practice affecting abused women and children. In partnership with its national network, Women's Aid runs public awareness and education campaigns, bringing together national and local action, and developing new training and resources. Women's Aid provides a package of vital 24 hour lifeline services through its publications (available in 11 languages including English), websites (www.womensaid.org.uk and www.thehideout.org.uk), and running the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Refuge. Women's Aid is a registered charity no 1054154.

2. 0808 2000 247: Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge).

3. The Women’s Aid Website can be found at: www.womensaid.org.uk. This is a comprehensive website about domestic violence and its impact on women and children. The website has help sections for women experiencing domestic violence, as well as policy briefings and research findings. Women’s Aid also runs a website for children and young people experiencing domestic violence www.thehideout.org.uk