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Unabridged version: One Voice for Travellers

One Voice for Travellers, South Buckinghamshire www.buckscf.org.uk/ Delivery organisation One Voice 4 Travellers Ltd, Bucks New University and NHS Buckinghamshire. Funding Slough Social Fund grant, managed by Buckinghamshire Community Foundation, programme value of £10,000.

Pathfinder projects

In April 2005, a number of local authorities in England embarked on a two-year pilot programme, jointly initiated by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The aim was to highlight innovation, learning and transferability in using culture to support partnership working in the shared priority areas.

Mendip District Council

Finding it all at the YMCA Mendip District Council's family mediation service is provided in partnership with the YMCA. It is funded through the council's housing budget and helps young people at risk of homelessness return to the family home.

Securing a safe haven

Securing somewhere safe to live is one of the main issues that enable victims of domestic violence to turn their lives around. The IDeA examines how councils are working with partners to provide a range of housing and related services to help vulnerable women rebuild their lives.

Liverpool invests to save in preventing domestic violence

Liverpool City Council has significantly invested in multi-agency risk assessment conferences (MARACs) to deal with the highest risk cases of violence against women and girls (VAWG). MARACs share information and discuss risk management for these cases and are attended by housing, health, adult and children's services, police, probation and others as appropriate.

Coordinated approach towards FGM ensures consistent approach to tackling FGM

The 10 boroughs in the Greater Manchester area have coordinated their approach towards FGM to ensure that there is a consistent approach across Greater Manchester to tackling FGM.

Pulling together to tackle FGM in Coventry

Councillor Gingell, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Services, raised the issue of FGM at a full council meeting in December 2013. A Full Council Motion (Appendix A) was introduced to condemn the practice, which was unanimously supported.

London Borough of Newham commissions specialist Female Genital Mutilation Prevention Service

The borough identified the need to work with at risk communities to increase reporting for support (voluntary or statutory support) and the need for greater understanding among professionals in supporting FGM victims.

County of Cumbria to get its first blue light tri-service building

The new Furness Peninsula Blue Light Hub will accommodate not only the fire and rescue service, police and ambulance, but also other Cumbria County Council departments.

Calderdale Council: getting taxi drivers on board

Calderdale Council has worked with taxi drivers to maximise the reach of its Prevent work.  It has been able to recruit dedicated staff, including a Prevent coordinator. The focus for the future will be working with women and schools. Taxi drivers have a unique reach into society. Ferrying passengers around, they get to see and hear things that the statutory agencies never could.