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Abuse tackled during World Cup this year

MODEL  RELEASED.    Domestic violence.  Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.

MODEL RELEASED. Domestic violence. Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.

Community safety partnerships in the area are teaming up to deliver a programme of World Cup-focused domestic abuse work during the high-profile football tournament.

The move comes as a study published last week by Lancaster University showed incidents of domestic abuse rose by 38 per cent when the England team played and lost when compared with the days they did not play.

Members of Ashfield Community Safety Partnership and Mansfield Partnership Against Crime are playing active roles in a county-wide campaign being led by Nottinghamshire Police, helping to distribute information and linking in with a comprehensive social media programme.

Posters providing details of the Women’s Aid 24-hour helpline, as well as the Alliance Against Violence Facebook page, are being widely distributed and displayed.

Mansfield District Council has displayed them in public conveniences and delivered them to children’s centres, town centre venues and retail outlets.

Mansfield Museum and the Palace Theatre have also been given information about the campaign and services available to those affected by domestic abuse.

Ashfield District Council has also ensured the posters with the 24-hour helpline number are available at licensed premises, Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton, and at major supermarkets for display in their toilets.

The posters will be displayed on plasma screens in the Civic Centre in Mansfield, in Ashfield District Council’s main reception area and at Mansfield’s bus station.

 

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