Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 (Statutory Instruments 2017 No. 376)
(The ‘Rape Clause’)
The Board of Directors of the Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow met on Thursday 23rd March, and at that meeting decided that as a point of principle, the organisation would not co-operate with the Department of Work and Pensions by being a ‘third party assessor’ collecting evidence to confirm that a woman’s child/ren had been conceived as the result of a rape.
This amendment comes into law on April 6th 2017 for new claimants.
No woman should be forced to prove her own rape, or even speak about it until she decides the time is right for her, and elects to do so to a person of her choosing.
The Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow is recruiting part time outreach Support and Advocacy worker to provide one-to-one and group support to women and girls who are survivors of sexual violence, abuse and exploitation.
Are you interested in volunteering with Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre? We are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Open Event on Thursday 8th September 2016 at the Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0PQ. The event will run from 6 pm until 8 pm.
We are recruiting volunteers for a range of roles – support workers, administration roles, fundraising, events. If you’d like to know more about any of these volunteering opportunities, please come along on the 8th September to our open event.
Parking is available.