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WAO March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to Women’s Aid Orkney’s March Newsletter. Service User’s Feedback & Achievements Offered or moving into permanent accommodation. “The support I have received from WAO is like being a butterfly stuck in their shell when I started the service, then as time passes, you have helped me break free and become a wonderful colourful and independent butterfly who can now fly free.” Making healthy

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WAO February 2022 Newsletter: And breathe…

Welcome to Women’s Aid Orkney’s February Newsletter. This month has been all about reflecting and letting go of things that trouble us. Service User’s Feedback & Achievements “Sometimes I just need to call, touch base with you and then I’m ok.” “I just feel so alone and don’t know what to do.” Successfully taking part in an activity she thought she was unable to

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August Newsletter: Animals in DA, CYP Art & Self Care

Thank you for taking time to read our August newsletter. The last official month of summer but never fear, CYP have crafted some beautiful art which can be enjoyed in any weather! We turn the spotlight on how pets/animals can be exploited as a tactic of abuse and how to get help. And, do you see self-care as just a buzz word? Selfish? Or

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June Newsletter: Finding the Wonderful Everyday

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free. Maya Angelou Welcome to our June newsletter. June is Pride month and as well as keeping you updated on our trainings, developments & events, we’re also looking at the way the LGBT+ community experiences domestic abuse. Women’s Aid Orkney is committed to providing safety & support to all women and

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May Newsletter: The Month of Flowers & Colours

Welcome to our May newsletter. The weather is getting better and things are starting to open up, this can be both an exciting and anxious time. Our CYP have some great insights on how to cope with big feelings, we have exciting training opportunities, meet a hero dog called Ringo and much more. Hope you enjoy… Women’s Service Active Cases 68 | Referrals 182

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February Newsletter: “In February There is Everything to Hope for & Nothing to Regret”

Welcome to our February newsletter. As the season is hopefully (!) becoming milder, we’ve been looking at using technology to stay safe, a refresher on how to spot domestic abuse and CYP have been learning about friendships & big feelings. We’re also excited to launch Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to celebrate International Women’s Day and hope you’ll join us. Women’s Service Active

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December Newsletter: End of Year Special

Welcome to our December newsletter. We’re looking back on our year, taking stock of a very strange time indeed! And we’re looking forward to a hopefully healthier 2021 for everyone! Women’s Service 78 Active Cases | 144 Referrals CYP Service 32 Active Cases | 50 Referrals Service User Feedback Remembering ‘Why’ Trigger warning: violence against women & femicide. Even with such a tough year,

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November Newsletter: We’re Nearly There!

Welcome to our November newsletter. As always seems to happen the beginning of the end of the year has crept up on us! This month the CYP have taken on bullies & Christmas decorations, we’ve highlighted 16 Days of Action and are very excited about WAO’s launch of Own My Life. Read on to see what’s been happening…. Women’s Service 79 Active Cases |

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June Newsletter: Popping up to let you know what’s happening!

Welcome everyone and thank you for taking time to read our newsletter. We’re over halfway through the year now – for some it may feel like a lot longer than 6 months! But we have lots to keep you going; our CYP outdoing themselves with their creations, learning how to build resilience and exciting developments for our Pop Up Shop! Hope you enjoy. Women’s

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Scottish Child Law Centre – Telephone Advice Line

If you are looking for free, expert legal advise on Children’s Rights and Scots Law, the Scottish Law Centre’s telephone advice line is now open. We can advise on matters related to parental responsibilities and rights, residence, contact, children’s rights, youth offending, education, health, social work, confidentiality and access to files. Scottish Law Centre Whether you’re a parent, carer, relative or professional you can

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