Charity recognised nationally for its work with women and children experiencing domestic abuse

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A charity that helps domestic abuse victims in south east Essex and Thurrock has been recognised for the high standards it provides to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Changing Pathways has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to women and children experiencing domestic violence in South East Essex and Thurrock. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards are national standards which measure the quality of specialist domestic violence services taking into account a number of factors.

The assessment panel found Changing Pathways deliver a robust and holistic needs-focused approach to supporting women and children. In addition, the panel was impressed with the organisation’s innovations to ensure that survivors’ voices are listened to and represented within the organisation, which service users’ considered empowering.

Philippa Ladd, Chief Executive of Changing Pathways said:
“I am thrilled that the high quality of our service, supporting survivors of domestic abuse in the South East Essex and Thurrock area, has been recognised by these national standards. Changing Pathways works to always put our service users at the heart of our work and we are committed to providing high quality support and advocacy to enable local survivors of domestic abuse to live their lives free from fear and violence”.

Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Federation England said:
“We are very proud to award Changing Pathways the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark for their excellent work supporting women and children in South East Essex and Thurrock. Specialist, high-quality domestic violence services can make the difference between a full, independent life and living in fear of your life for women escaping abuse. The hard work and dedication of the team at Changing Pathways is making that difference, and I thank them for the very high quality of the service they provide.”