TCP News

9th December 2022

Mandatory Education on Coercive Control for 16+

The Charity, Refuge, is calling for comprehensive education about domestic abuse to be made mandatory in post-16 education
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9th December 2022

Online Safety Bill

Refuge Org has recently reported that the Online Safety Bill will now require social media companies to put measures in place to stop coercive and controlling behaviour from being perpetrated on their platforms.
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6th December 2022

Discovering goodness in difficulty

In this month's Donna's Diary, Donna Ward reflects on the difficult circumstances of the birth of Jesus and how despite the situation, something beautiful came from a less than perfect place.
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5th December 2022

Queen Consort condemns ‘Pandemic of violence’

Camilla, the Queen Consort, has warned of a "global pandemic of violence against women" and called for an end to these "heinous crimes". She spoke at a Buckingham Palace event highlighting the threat of domestic abuse and violence against women. Survivors of domestic abuse need to be "listened to and believed", said the Queen Consort.
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5th December 2022

5K fundraising walk by ex-trustee

We want to say a HUGE thank you to Michael Whilhelm who has completed a charity walk to raise funds for the work we do at The Crossing Point Domestic Abuse Service!
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5th December 2022

Real-life Leaving my abuser

Every argument we had would end up with me getting a beating. I was stabbed a number of times, in the stomach and in the face. I would go into work with black eyes, making up stories as to how I got them, fooling nobody of course.
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5th December 2022

Real-life Jessica’s story

My name is Jessica. I am in my mid 20's and live in Liverpool. This is my story. My experiences of domestic violence happened throughout my childhood, but I was fortunate to escape that situation when I was a teenager. I grew up in a family of 5 - my parents, myself and my two younger siblings. My dad had two very different sides to him.
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5th December 2022

Coercive Control – Landmark Case

The family say that Richard Challen subjected his wife to decades of psychological abuse, which is referred to as coercive control under laws introduced in 2015. This case has highlighted two things: that coercive control is a serious matter and that the courts need to recognise and understand domestic violence.
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5th December 2022

Book release by local survivor

'Donna’s Diary' explores the theme “Purpose in the Pain” The blog allows readers to explore Donna’s turbulent life experiences, how she survived and what she has learned to encourage and give hope to others who may share her experiences.  Donna is very kindly donating 40% of book profits to The Crossing Point in support of the work we do. 
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5th December 2022

The impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse

On average, two women a week die at the hands of their current or former partner but this figure more than doubled at the beginning of lockdown with a count of 16 domestic abuse killings in the first few weeks (Victims Commissioner).
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Labour of Love

A mother and daughter had to flee their home because of domestic abuse.  After spending months in a single room above a noisy pub, with only a kettle to make drinks, they have at last been given a place of their own.  They were moving into the unfurnished flat with nothing. The people from her local church heard about it and within days mum and daughter soon found themselves with everything they needed. However, the flat was in need of decoration with bare plaster everywhere.  All hands on deck – again, a team of helpers from the church set to work painting. Mum and daughter are needless to say absolutely thrilled to be in a place they can call home, with the comforts that we all have a right to.

It is so sad to think that this little family had no place of their own for so long as a direct result of domestic abuse.   

Tribute to founder of The Crossing point


Irene Taylor


May 2019
It is with sadness that we share with you the news that Irene Taylor, founder of The Crossing Point sadly passed away on Tuesday 14th May 2019, after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Irene was a person who spent her life caring for others.  She was a professional nurse working for the NHS for 45 years and following this amazingly long service she then went on to dedicate her retirement to setting up and running The Crossing Point charity.

A woman full of kindness and compassion, Irene felt moved to help rescue and restore the lives of women, men and children affected by domestic abuse.  She was renowned for her caring heart, always reaching out to those whose lives had been broken.  Irene was  committed to helping people, encouraging them with her positive and inspiring words.

The Crossing Point is Irene’s legacy and as such we will continue the work she began and endeavour to provide the service she so passionately devoted herself to.