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OCN London’s official Christmas 2023 charity donation – SafeLives

Monday 11th December 2023

We are delighted to present this years Christmas charity donation to SafeLives, a valued OCN London partner and UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

Our qualifications specialists have worked closely with the team at SafeLives to collaborate on the development of the OCNLR Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Domestic Abuse: Prevention and Early Intervention, as well as the OCNLR Level 4 Award in Skills for Service Managers Working in Gender Based Violence.

We will continue to work with the team as we head into 2024, developing bespoke qualifications related to working with and supporting survivors of domestic abuse with visual impairments.

Our CEO, Carlos Cubillo-Barsi said

The beneficiary of our Christmas charity donation this year, SafeLives, are an incredible organisation to work with and their values, making a difference to disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities, align perfectly with ours. We are proud to play a small part in supporting their amazing work in the safeguarding and representation of adults and children affected by domestic abuse

SafeLives’ mission is to end domestic abuse and the harm it causes, by focusing on the whole family. They have a track record of driving change through a combination of practical advice, high quality data and the voice of those with lived experience.

They influence change at all levels: nationally across the UK and locally, within both the voluntary and statutory sectors. They change systems, frontline practice, the national conversation – and lives.

In their reporting year 2022/23, 25,000 professionals received their training. Over 79,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 99,000 children received support through dedicated multiagency support designed by SafeLives and delivered with partners.

In the last seven years, almost 5,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions they created with partners, making nearly 15,000 adult and child victims of their abuse safer.

If you’d like to find out more about the essential work of SafeLives, please visit their website at https://safelives.org.uk/


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