Commissioner discusses domestic abuse issues
CHESHIRE’S Police And Crime Commissioner is raising awareness of how domestic abuse can affect anyone in our society.
David Keane brought partners and dignitaries from across Cheshire together to discuss how anyone can become a victim and how organisations can work to tackle it.
Mr Keane said: “I am proud to be an ambassador for the White Ribbon campaign which aims to end male violence against women, once and for all.
“But I want to raise awareness that anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse irrespective of their gender or personal characteristics.
“As a representative for victims of crime and vulnerable people across Cheshire, I want to stand together with all the organisations that work hard to support victims of domestic abuse and manage the risks caused by perpetrators to stamp-out this issue in society.”
The Commissioner has launched an initiative to change attitudes and behaviour associated with domestic abuse across Cheshire.
The Open The Door campaign aims to bring the issue into the open by starting a conversation and removing the stigma of it. ●
The campaign is a collaboration between Cheshire police and the four local authorities in Cheshire.
“The Open The Door campaign is encouraging people to talk about domestic abuse and advising them where they can seek help if they find themselves or someone they know in an abusive relationship.
“Following the launch of the initiative, we are planning on working with businesses to talk to them about the role they can play in society’s response to domestic abuse.
“We want businesses to use the Open The Door campaign to signpost employees to services if and when they need support,” added Mr Keane. ● To find out more about the Open The Door campaign, please visit www. openthedoorcheshire.org.uk/
The partners who gave presentations at the domestic abuse event