Keeping vulnerable communities and key workers connected
12-month Objective Connect subscriptions for registered charities providing support to victims of domestic abuse
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We’re proud to provide licences to charities supporting domestic abuse victims.
Our story in combatting domestic abuse
Staying at home during the COVID-19 lockdown increases the risk of domestic abuse for thousands of women, children and men. In New Zealand, reports have confirmed an alarming increase in the number of domestic abuse calls and cases. On Good Friday, New Zealand police released statistics showing an immediate 20% uplift in cases after lockdowns were implemented. In Christchurch, the family violence agency, Aviva reported a 22% increase in reported incidents. Similar challenges are being reported in Australia, and the number of domestic abuse killings in the UK is believed to have doubled.
When Glasgow City Council told us our Objective Connect solution had been ‘a literal lifesaver’ for their Violence Against Women Team, we started to think more about what else we could do to help those most vulnerable during the pandemic.
How can we help?
Objective Connect is a secure, external file sharing and collaboration application. It gives complete control over the information shared outside an organisation.
For charities supporting domestic violence victims, the ability to be responsive and keep all relevant parties informed, regardless of the fact they may be working from home, is crucial. Objective Connect enables file sharing and collaboration through secure workspaces, providing the ability to raise and update cases immediately. Documents and files shared with key external parties such as the police, healthcare organisations and schools can be commented and collaborated on in real time. Due to its secure permissions settings, users choose the level of access each participant receives so they’re can be safe in the knowledge all information is protected and confidential.
We’re providing 12-month Objective Connect subscriptions to any registered charity supporting domestic abuse victims, in the hope that they can continue to operate and meet increased demand as a result of the virus.
How can you access this solution?
If you are a registered charity providing support for victims of domestic abuse, or those vulnerable to suffering from domestic violence, simply complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.
Our team will be in touch shortly to activate your subscription and to provide the relevant training material to help you and your team get started. Should you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Our support to public sector organisations
Objective Connect’s support extends to other areas too. It’s helped to coordinate the transfer of food parcels to vulnerable communities across Wales and connected thousands of community volunteers in Scotland. We’re proud to help facilitate the local and national response to COVID-19.
The Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership has used Objective Connect for a number of years; it allowed us to securely share information on those victims who were at risk of being seriously hurt, harmed or murdered. Prior to Connect, we had no way of safely sharing with third sector partners. Since COVID-19, the solution has been even more critical for us. We were able to establish workspaces for all our violence against women services which allowed staff to continue to work from home and have access to the documents they needed. It has, without a doubt, been a game changer for us, and we would not have been able to function in the way we do without it.
Violence Against Women Coordinator, Glasgow City Council
Objective Connect has become something that everybody has access to, and the time and effort we save is astounding.
Deputy Head of Investigations Enforcement, The Charity Commission for England and Wales