Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Police chief gets £500k boost to fight abuse

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THE Government has awarded the police and crime commission­er for Cheshire more than £500,000 in a bid to tackle domestic abuse.

The Home Office announced last Wednesday (August 11) that it has given £11.3 million to 25 PCCs across the country to go towards domestic abuse prevention programmes.

The programmes aim to change behaviours in a bid to help stop perpetrato­rs from committing domestic abuse, preventing further crimes from being committed.

Conservati­ve John Dwyer, Cheshire’s PCC, has been given £538,100 which will go towards two schemes in the area:

l Introducti­on of the

Best of Me model, which offers an early interventi­on to tackling perpetrato­r behaviours before these become pathologis­ed.

l A school-based awareness programme to raise any issues.

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