Message raises profile of anti-abuse campaign

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A UNITED front has been formed to raise the profile of the work being done to tackle domestic abuse.

Durham Constabulary and Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined forces with others as they hosted a week-long event, aimed at spreading the message about work being done to deal with abuse in homes, as well as sexual violence.

Details about efforts to prevent attacks and how victims are being given the support they need to rebuild their lives, and what is being done to bring attackers to justice, was among the information which was given to the conference, held at the Durham Centre in Belmont, Durham.

The police and commissioner worked alongside Durham and Darlington Community Safety Partnership to bring together agencies, including Durham County Council, the NHS and Victim Support for the session.

Durham Constabulary’s sexual and domestic violence expert, Helen Murphy, said: “There is so much positive work going on in this area and we want to share that, but we also know there is much to do and we need to work together in partnership to do this.”

The Love is Many things Campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness of abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender relationships, was also launched at the event.