Surrey Against Domestic Abuse campaign launches

Surrey Heath Residents Network

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse.jpgPeople experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to “take the first step” and speak out sooner to seek help as part of a campaign by the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse partnership, which is launching on Monday (27 January).

National figures suggest an average of 35 incidents of domestic abuse happen to someone before they report it for the first time.

The campaign is aimed at encouraging not only people experiencing domestic abuse, but also their friends and family, to seek advice about abusive relationships. Although Surrey Police receives around 1,000 reports of domestic abuse a month, it is believed that many more incidents go unreported and the campaign will particularly target social groups with a lower rate of reporting domestic abuse.

As part of the campaign, those who suspect their friend or family member is experiencing domestic abuse, are being encouraged to call the SADA helpline themselves on 01483 776822…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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