Domestic abuse awareness in the spotlight

A SERIES of events is being planned to raise awareness of domestic abuse as part of South West Domestic Abuse Awareness Week. Police officers across the area will be wearing white ribbons as an official pledge of support for those who have experienced dom

A SERIES of events is being planned to raise awareness of domestic abuse as part of South West Domestic Abuse Awareness Week.Police officers across the area will be wearing white ribbons as an official pledge of support for those who have experienced domestic abuse.Ladies football teams across the district wore black armbands during their matches as a mark of respect to those who have suffered.Tomorrow (Thurs) there will be an elder abuse forum at the Princes Hall, Clevedon, from 10am-2pm.The event is being organised by Crossroads, North Somerset Council, The Women's Project and North Somerset Domestic Abuse Forum and is aimed at all who come into contact with elderly people, particularly in a home care setting.Over the coming months till receipts in Morrisons in Weston will give information for those living with abuse. In January a programme for men who are abusive who want to change their behaviour will be launched.North Somerset Council executive member for community services Councillor Ian Peddlesden said: "Abuse affects people and their families both physically and psychologically. "This week of action will highlight how large the problem is across a range of people in the community and will give access to those who need help and support.


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