Our latest press releases

26 April 2023

Jill Saward Organisation gives warm welcome to proposed Scottish sexual violence legal reform

The organisation established to continue Jill Saward’s fight for victims and survivors of sexual violence has welcomed proposals from the Scottish Justice Minister, Angela Constance, for judge-only trials for rape and attempted rape allegations, and for specialist courts to deal with sexual violence.

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18 April 2023

Domestic abuse victims urged to act to prevent disclosure of secret emergency phones

Ahead of this weekend’s test of a new national emergency alert system, victims of domestic abuse are being advised to take steps to ensure that any hidden phone they have for emergency use remains hidden. Many victims have such a phone hidden away for emergency use. But the location of those phones could be accidently given away to abusers when the UK tests its new national emergency alert at 3.00 pm on Sunday (23 April).

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5 October 2022

Cautious welcome for C of E Past Cases Review from The Jill Saward Organisation

The director of The Jill Saward Organisation (JSO), Gavin Drake, has this afternoon given a cautious welcome to the publication of the National Safeguarding Report published by the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Steering Group, following the conclusion of the second Past Cases Review (PCR2).

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11 July 2021

Jill Saward Organisation calls for greater transparency over clergy discipline

The Church of England should introduce greater transparency in its system for clergy discipline and safeguarding, the Jill Saward Organisation said today. It made its call in a Briefing to members of the General Synod, who will debate proposals for a new Clergy Conduct Measure this afternoon (Sunday 11 July).

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14 March 2020

Jill Saward’s fight for rape victims and survivors to continue posthumously

The family of Jill Saward, who spent 30 years leading an inspirational fight for victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence before her sudden death in January 2017, have agreed to pledge money donated following her death to support a legal challenge against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Jill Saward died suddenly in January 2017 following a stroke (subarachnoid haemorrhage).

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