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Our Helpline is back!

Date posted: July 17, 2015

  Our helpline has now successfully been reconnected, and we can now take calls again. The number has remained the … Read More


Urgent information regarding the Helpline

Date posted: July 14, 2015

Due to technical issues, the Helpline is currently unavailable. Please call 01772 514102 for queries and 01772 201501 for support


UCLAN students raise money for PDVS

Date posted: February 12, 2015

UCLAN students are holding a bake sale for PDVS on the 17th of February following the release of the film … Read More


Raising awareness in Manchester

Date posted: January 6, 2015

Women in Manchester are getting the opportunity to replicate a domestic violence awareness project previously run in Furness.  The original project, called … Read More


Child witnesses of domestic violence need better support

Date posted: October 27, 2014

Not enough support is being offered to the one in four children experts say will witness domestic violence by the … Read More


My life in a women’s refuge: photographer tells how she rebuilt her life after fleeing her violent partner

Date posted: October 3, 2014

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/life-womens-refuge-photographer-tells-7826380


‘Crisis point’ as domestic violence refuges close

Date posted: August 4, 2014

Sandra Horley, chief executive of Refuge, said it had left some women having to choose between homelessness or living with … Read More


Further help for domestic violence victims

Date posted: July 28, 2014

The chief executive of Preston Domestic Violence Services has welcomed the introduction of Domestic Violence Protection Orders that come into … Read More


Natalie Esack murder: Domestic abuse ‘not investigated fully’

Date posted: July 17, 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28328423


Domestic Violence in Hollyoaks

Date posted: July 17, 2014

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/domestic.violence.in.hollyoaks.teen.soap.has.challenge.for.us.all/38885.htm


First man jailed under new domestic violence laws

Date posted: July 17, 2014

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11348118.First_man_jailed_under_new_domestic_violence_laws/


Cartoon domestic violence campaign launched by artist

Date posted: July 17, 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/28208073


St Helena is rife with child abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation

Date posted: July 17, 2014

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2693416/A-culture-sexual-abuse-children-Shocking-report-claims-British-overseas-territory-St-Helena-rife-child-abuse-domestic-violence-sexual-exploitation.html


Domestic violence convictions at a record high

Date posted: July 17, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/02/domestic-violence-convictions-record-high


Hope Centre Timetable

Date posted: July 1, 2014

Thursday 26 June 1pm – 3pm Creative Writing                                               … Read More


World Cup Campaign

Date posted: June 5, 2014

The Ugly Consequences of the Beautiful Game – pan-Lancashire World Cup campaign launches

Date posted: June 5, 2014

***Please sign up to our Domestic Abuse Thunderclap here: http://thndr.it/1iLxBEA***     **Embargoed until 0.01am Thursday 5th June*** – Interview … Read More


Lahore ‘honour killing’: Pakistan PM orders action on Farzana Parveen’s death

Date posted: May 29, 2014

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCwQqQIoADAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Fasia%2Flahore-honour-killing-farzana-parveens-husband-claims-police-stood-back-and-watched-her-murder-9450314.html&ei=TlaHU_69D6mhsQSj5oHoDA&usg=AFQjCNEnhH73pf10AwMwd6l5D8Xqfo6PIg


Pakistan woman stoned to death by family for marrying man she loved

Date posted: May 29, 2014

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=18&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDkQqQIoADAHOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.ae%2Fworld%2Fsouth-asia%2Fpakistan-woman-stoned-to-death-by-family-for-marrying-man-she-loved&ei=uFaHU-GpBrPQsQT-uYHwAg&usg=AFQjCNEV6TyM8TBXMZj3BjbNttOI60ZcOQ


17-year minimum for dumbbell murder

Date posted: May 29, 2014

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDsQqQIoADAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.prestoncitizen.co.uk%2Fuk_national_news%2F11240659.17_year_minimum_for_dumbbell_murder%3Fref%3Dnt&ei=iU6HU_XsFISn0AW41YGgDw&usg=AFQjCNHBNj_t0gW2hR3ApDxYE3OwQT-KEw


Woman, 34, who LIED about being raped by an innocent man jailed for three years

Date posted: May 29, 2014

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC8QqQIoADAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Fnews%2Farticle-2642634%2FWoman-34-LIED-raped-innocent-man-jailed-three-years.html%3FITO%3D1490%26ns_mchannel%3Drss%26ns_campaign%3D1490&ei=iU6HU_XsFISn0AW41YGgDw&usg=AFQjCNFEs57qXKLhBwEYLgR_55xbUbn6yg


Tragic Jane’s mum backs charities in legal battle

Date posted: May 29, 2014

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CD4QqQIoADAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lep.co.uk%2Fnews%2Ftragic-jane-s-mum-backs-charities-in-legal-battle-1-6625463&ei=iU6HU_XsFISn0AW41YGgDw&usg=AFQjCNHEjQy-FdUTWDnqhQC_jUEKgddxew


Charities take action over ‘unfair’ loss of Lancashire County Council funding

Date posted: May 29, 2014

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCwQqQIoADAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lep.co.uk%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fcharities-take-action-over-unfair-loss-of-lancashire-county-council-funding-1-6620765&ei=iU6HU_XsFISn0AW41YGgDw&usg=AFQjCNEyLXccPuBPWMRgk_dHKH5c8B6m0A&bvm=bv.67720277,bs.1,d.d2k


The Hope Centre NEW opening times

Date posted: April 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce our new opening hours at The Hope Centre:- Monday 10am-3pm Tuesday 10am-3pm Wednesday 10am-6pm Thursday … Read More


Big Lottery Funding

Date posted: January 24, 2014

PDVS have been successful in applying for the Big Lottery funding. This funding will restore the Hope Centre to full … Read More


New Website Launch

Date posted: January 15, 2014

We have now launched our brand new website that will be the new home to all of our news, events … Read More


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Date posted: September 16, 2013

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