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Safer Futures is mentioned in Home Office & HM Government Report

2022-04-01T13:15:30+01:00|8. News|

A Home Office and a HM Government report has been released this week which acknowledges the fantastic work of our Safer Futures service. - Violence Against Women and Girls Services Commissioning Toolkit - Supporting male victims of crimes considered violence against women and girls To take a look at the documents in full, click [...]

Spring 2022 Newsletter

2022-03-17T09:37:37+01:00|8. News|

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding, Chief Executive: Dear all, Until now First Light has been a crisis support and recovery service, and it has long been our ambition to utilise the amazing skills and experience of our team to help prevent future abuse from happening by stepping into the world of education and [...]

ISVA Service – Lime Culture accreditation.

2022-03-09T09:35:12+01:00|8. News|

First Light are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 2nd March Lime Culture accredited our adult & children and young people's ISVA Services against the Quality Standards for ISVA Services. Click here for more information about the accreditation: https://limeculture.co.uk/quality-standards-for-isva-services-independent-accreditation-programme-launch/

First Light wins £40,000 Movement for Good award

2022-02-14T09:53:22+01:00|8. News|

First Light will receive a £40,000 windfall as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s annual Movement for Good awards. After receiving a £10,000 award last year, First Light South West is one of five charities chosen by a panel of judges that will benefit from the larger grants. The additional £40,000 will enable First Light [...]

Children and Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (Non-contact offences)

2022-02-11T14:55:09+01:00|8. News|

First Light are pleased to announce that together with Cornwall Council we have been awarded funding to employ three Children and Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (Non-contact offences). They will work end to end with children & young people to ensure consistency with their specialist worker during their recovery. Safer Cornwall Our Safeguarding [...]

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2022.

2022-02-07T09:53:49+01:00|8. News|

Today marks the first day of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2022, which is the UK’s annual week dedicated to bring together organisations and communities to promote awareness of sexual abuse and sexual violence. First Light delivers sexual violence advice and support services in Devon, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Wiltshire. We [...]

Violence Against Women and Girls Commission Plymouth – Survey.

2022-01-17T11:53:12+01:00|8. News|

Do you live in #Plymouth? In November 2021, Plymouth City Council announced a new multi-agency Commission to tackle violence against women and girls in Plymouth. They have now launched a survey in order to understand how violence affects women and girls in the city. The survey is open to everyone, however, if you are female and [...]

Translated Service Leaflets – Cornwall

2022-01-12T13:40:11+01:00|8. News|

We are delighted to announce that First Light have created digital versions of our domestic abuse and sexual violence leaflets for Cornwall through the support of the European Regional Development Fund's Idea Generation Grant as part of the Inclusivity Project. We have translated our ISVA Service and Safer Futures Service leaflets into two [...]