Search

Islington Council launches domestic abuse campaign

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 June 2014

Islington Town Hall

Islington Town Hall

Anna Bruce

Time to speak out and protect domestic violence victims

The loved ones of domestic abuse victims are being urged to seek help by a new town hall campaign.

Posters for Islington Council’s “Help a Friend” campaign will appear in bus stops, libraries, NHS buildings, council offices and other locations with the message “‘I know he hits her, but she wants to keep it quiet. Get help now”.

In 2012/13, police received more than 3,500 calls about domestic violence in Islington.

Nationally, two women a week are killed by a male partner or former partner.

Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said: “Domestic violence is a crime no different to any other violent crime.

“Family and friends often know what is going on, but don’t realise they can make all the difference between someone getting help or not. They can save the life of a loved one.

“We’re asking people to get in touch in complete confidence for help and advice about getting their friends or family, and their children, to safety.

“We can help women and girls to get away from abusers and start new lives, and we support the prosecution of offenders wherever possible.”

If you know someone who is being abused, you can help by calling the 24-hour domestic violence helpline on 0808 2000 247, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, in complete confidence. In an emergency always dial 999.

For more details see islington.gov.uk/helpafriend

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington News Stories

07:55

A corrupt former prison officer from Clerkenwell has been sentenced after she was caught smuggling 117 grams of cannabis and four phones into a young offenders’ institution.

Yesterday, 14:06

A schizophrenic man who stabbed a Holloway teenager to death at their hostel has been given a hospital order after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Yesterday, 12:49

“The Arsenal wants to knock down homes and expand its capacity by nearly a third. Most people in the community, even if they are fervent Gunners fans, don’t want to see homes demolished to make the people who own the Arsenal even richer. We can stop our community being wrecked if we begin a campaign now.”

Yesterday, 10:18

A man was stabbed in Essex Road last night.

Yesterday, 08:15

A suitcase, believed to be carrying a bomb, was dumped outside Islington Labour headquarters – where Jeremy Corbyn had an office.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Football is still prejudiced against LGBT people. But Arsenal’s huge Gay Gooners fan club is fighting this. The Gazette speaks to chairman Dave Raval.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the party’s stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The headteacher of a special education needs school will be pounding the streets of London for a charity which is close to her heart.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now