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The Hollie Gazzard Trust

Sefton Domestic Abuse Board would like to mark the 10 year anniversary of the death of Hollie Gazzard by lighting candles on Sunday to remember the light that Hollie brought into the world.

The Hollie Gazzard Trust was created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by an ex-partner. Set up by parents Nick and Mandy, along with sister Chloe, the charity helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges.

The ultimate aim of the Trust is to positively change the lives of young people through partnerships in communities, as well as working alongside other charities and professional agencies.

The trust also creating Hollie Guard, making Hollie your Guardian Angel. Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection. Whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town, you can set extra levels of protection from right inside the App.

– Journey Feature: This feature allows you to track a journey, ensuring you are safe wherever you travel.

– Alert Feature: This feature allows you to set an alert that will notify your designated person if anything happens.

– Meeting Feature: This feature is useful for meeting new people, allowing you to set an alert timer.

For more information or to download the App please visit Hollie Guard App - Hollie Gazzard Trust

 

Fatal domestic abuse reviews renamed to better recognise suicide cases

The government has announced that the name of these reviews will be changed from ‘Domestic Homicide Review’ to ‘Domestic Abuse Related Death Review’, to better reflect all deaths which fall within their scope.

Minister for Victims and Safeguarding, Laura Farris said:

This government has made significant progress addressing fatal domestic abuse, including through our landmark Domestic Abuse Act.

However, there is more to do, and we also need to focus on hidden victims who die from domestic abuse related suicide.

These changes to will enable agencies to contextualise these horrific offences even if the domestic abuse was not physical in nature, better identify the warnings signs and ultimately, save lives.

A Domestic Homicide Review is a multi-agency review which seeks to identify and implement lessons learnt from deaths which have, or appear to have, resulted from domestic abuse.

Fatal domestic abuse reviews renamed to better recognise suicide cases - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Last Updated on Monday, February 26, 2024

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