Apna Haq provides confidential, one to one support for Asian women and their children who are experiencing violence in the home.
we are involved in inter-agency case working allowing us to help Asian women via social services, the police and other agencies as well as being sought out by these agencies to help Asian women in distress.
We are therefore able to provide support and information regarding the following:
- School & Education
Apna Haq works with voluntary and statutory agencies to raise awareness of issues facing Asian women so these agencies may:
- take these specific issues into consideration
- respond appropriately
- gain an understanding and awareness of specific issues facing Asian women
- suffering from violence
Apna Haq offers one to one support for Asian women and their children who are experiening violence in the home. We also work within the Asian community to educate on domestic violence and raise awareness of the affects of domestic violence on both women and children within the community and the community itself.
Apna Haq actively works in partnership with statutory partners and other VCS organisations in Rotherham.
Comments from beneficiaries & partners
I came to this country having had a forced marriage where I did not want to marry my cousin but I had no choice in the matter. Having joined my husband and in-laws here, I suffered many years of various forms of abuse not only from my husband but also from my in-laws.
I was never allowed to go outside to meet my friends or even to the local corner shop. I never saw a child benefit book and had no money. I was totally dependent on my mother in law and husband when it came to finances or even buying clothes and necessities for my children. In all the years I lived in my marital home, I was never allowed to use the phone. My mother in law was in control of everything and basically, I lived like a prisoner.
For six years, I was physically beaten / battered / emotionally blackmailed / threatened with deportation if I did not conform to my in-laws and husband requests. When I was beaten – I had to put foundation on to hide the scars for when local friends / family came. I had to put on an act and had to smile even if I had been battered seconds ago in the next room.
I used to pray to Allah to help my desperate circumstances, as I could not bear it for any longer. So many times, I felt suicidal and wanted to give my life up, but the thought of my children stopped me from this.
It was only when my mother in law went to Pakistan when one of the family friends informed me of the Apna Haq project which helped / supported women in similar situations as my self. The one-to-one support that I received from the project helped me to realise that I had a right to be respected and valued as an individual.
Being believed and understood helped me to build my self –esteem. I was helped to move into a council property, where I was given an opportunity to build a new life for myself and my kids.
The project helped me to become independent and empowered me by the various forms of support. They encouraged me to attend some training courses, one around confidence building, which was running at the time. It was a really hard and long journey, starting a fresh, living independently in the community, interacting and making friends. Without the help of the project, it would have been extremely difficult. I feel very grateful for all the support the Project has given me over the years
Every Child Matters Outcomes
From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation
From bullying and discrimination
From crime or anti-social behaviour
Be physically healthy
Be emotionally or mentally healthy
Be sexually healthy
Have a healthy lifestyle
Choose not to take drugs
Enjoy and Achieve
Be ready for school
Attend and enjoy school
Achieve educational standards at primary level
Achieve educational standards at secondary level
Achieve Economic Wellbeing
Engage in further education, employment and training
Be ready for employment
Live in decent homes and communities
Access transport and material goods
Live in households free from low income
Make a Positive Contribution
Engage in decision-making
Support the community or environment
Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour
Choose not to bully or discriminate
Develop self confidence and enterprising behaviours
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Geographical area served
- Town Centre
- East Dene
- Broom Valley
- Springwell Gardens
- Valley and Whiston
- Kimberworth Park
- Thorpe Hesley
- Brampton Bierlow
- West Melton
- Upper Haugh
- East Herringthorpe
- Hooton Roberts
- Ravenfield Common
- Brecks part of Herringthorpe
- Hooton Levitt
- Slade Hooton
- Thorpe Salvin
- South & North Anston
- Kiveton Park
- Laughton Common
- Wentworth North
- Wentworth South
- Wentworth Valley
- Rotherham North
- Rotherham South
- Rother Valley West
- Rother Valley South
Age ranges served
- Early years 0-5
- Primary 5-9
- Primary 9-11
- Secondary 11-13
- Secondary 13-16
- 19-25 (for young people with disabilities and special needs)
Apna Haq employs 0 staff.
Apna Haq has 0 volunteers.
And for the Future...
- Nominated Child Protection Officer
- CRB checks
Policies in Place
- Child Protection Policy
- Safeguarding Policy
- Equality & Diversity Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
- Recruitment & Selection Policy
- Safe Lone Working Policy
- Confidentiality Policy
- Data Protection Policy
- Volunteer Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Internet and Email Usage Policy
- Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
- Environmental Policy
- Disability Discrimination Act Compliant
- Marketing/Publicity Policy
- Business Continuity Policy
- User Involvement/Participation Policy
- Service Users are involved in developing the service
- Common Assessment Framework
- Training and Development Plan