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Apna Haq

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:

  • Housing
  • Police
  • Solicitors
  • Refuge
  • Benefits
  • NHS
  • School & Education
  • Courts

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

Services

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.

Partnership working

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

Stay Safe

From Accidents

From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation

From violence

From bullying and discrimination

From crime or anti-social behaviour

Be Healthy

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

Enjoy recreation

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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Contact Details

The Spectrum
Coke Hill
Rotherham
T: 01709 519212/519211
E: apnahaq@tiscali.co.uk
W: http://www.apna-haq.co.uk/

Geographical area served

  • Town Centre
  • Eastwood
  • Clifton
  • East Dene
  • Wellgate
  • Canklow
  • Broom
  • Broom Valley
  • Herringthorpe
  • Moorgate
  • Morthen
  • Springwell Gardens
  • Valley and Whiston
  • Blackburn
  • Ferham
  • Greasbrough
  • Masbrough
  • Kimberworth
  • Kimberworth Park
  • Meadowbank
  • Munsbrough
  • Rockingham
  • Scholes
  • Thornhill
  • Thorpe Hesley
  • Wingfield
  • Brampton Bierlow
  • Harley
  • Swinton
  • Wath
  • Wentworth
  • West Melton
  • Upper Haugh
  • Dalton
  • East Herringthorpe
  • Hooton Roberts
  • Kilnhurst
  • Parkgate
  • Rawmarsh
  • Ravenfield
  • Ravenfield Common
  • Thryberg
  • Brecks part of Herringthorpe
  • Bramley
  • Flanderwell
  • Hellaby
  • Hooton Levitt
  • Maltby
  • Sunnyside
  • Wickersley
  • Dinnington
  • Slade Hooton
  • Firbeck
  • Letwell
  • Girdingwells
  • Woodsett
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • South & North Anston
  • Harthill
  • Kiveton Park
  • Wales
  • Hardwick
  • Laughton Common
  • Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Letwell
  • Aston
  • Aughton
  • Brinsworth
  • Catcliffe
  • Fence
  • Thurcroft
  • Treeton
  • Ulley
  • Brampton-en-le-Morthen
  • Orgreave
  • 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
  • 16-19
  • 19-25 (for young people with disabilities and special needs)

Staff

Apna Haq employs 0 staff.

Volunteers

Apna Haq has 0 volunteers.

Beneficiaries

Strengths

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Additional information

  • 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