domestic abuse funding for Staffordshire
Written by Hitmix Local News on 14 February 2021
Police in Staffordshire are urging individuals experiencing domestic abuse to come forward. Officers are reminding residents that they can leave home if where they live isn’t safe. The force says it’s continuing to work with community partners to provide support to victims and offer rehabilitation pathways to perpetrators, when appropriate. Domestic abuse isn’t just violence – it can be a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour, which can be emotional, economic, psychological or sexual.
Staffordshire is getting one and a half million pounds Government funding to tackle domestic abuse.
The cash will ensure victims and their children are able to access life-saving support in safe accommodation. The funding will also give local refuge providers some financial security for the coming year.
County council bosses say domestic abuse is a terrible crime and tackling the issue remains a priority.