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  • Guest Blog written by Always Hopeful 21 September 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    This blog was written by Always Hopeful, a survivor of domestic abuse. You can follow their journey on Facebook (@alwayshopefulandnotabused) or read their blog at www.alwayshopefulandnotabused.blogspot.comFacebook reminded me this morning that seven years ago today I drove my eldest son to school, drove home then opened and downed a bottle ...
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  • Football's Coming Home Football's Coming Home 22 June 2018 — Andrew Caplen — Blog

    FOOTBALL COMING HOME?So, the World Cup is underway. Russia, the unfancied hosts, have won two matches and qualified for the next round. Christiano Ronaldo has already scored four goals and, wonder upon wonders, England defeated Tunisia in their first match. The back - and some front - pages of the ...
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  • Spiritual Abuse Spiritual Abuse 31 May 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Spiritual abuse is coercion and control of one individual by another in a spiritual context.
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  • Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director 20 April 2018 — Jessica Clarke — News

    Photo Credit: The Law SocietyFormer Law Society President Andrew Caplen is set to become co-Director of Restored, the Christian charity campaigning to end violence against women. He will join Restored on 1 May 2018 following the retirement of Peter Grant and will lead the charity alongside Mandy Marshall who, with ...
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  • Press Release:In Churches Too - Domestic Abuse Happens To Churchgoers Press Release:In Churches Too - Domestic Abuse Happens To Churchgoers 21 March 2018 — Carolina Kuzaks-Cardenas — News

    We know that domestic abuse happens everywhere, in all communities. Churches are often assumed to be a place of refuge, but we wanted to test whether churches know how to respond and if they recognise it in their own congregations. This research is the first step in gathering evidence to help us understand how this widespread social problem affects churchgoers
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  • Press Release: Co-Director Peter Grant is retiring 26 January 2018 — Mandy Marshall — News

    Our Co-Director Peter Grant is retiring in May.

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  • 2017 Review 2017 Review 22 December 2017 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    What a year 2017 has been!
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  • Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors. Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors. 19 December 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors.

    How can you help and support victims and survivors.
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  • Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? 31 October 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    The Harvey Weinstein story exemplifies many of the issues that we set up First Man Standing to address. Abuse is much wider that Hollywood or Westminster. The stories and statistics are hard to read, but force us to face up to the reality that violence against women happens “in churches too”.
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  • Press Release: Pioneering Research in Cumbria 10 October 2017 — Mandy Marshall — News

    Pioneering research in Cumbria will equip churches to respond better to domestic abuse.
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