Islington Council launches domestic abuse campaign

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


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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 News Stories

Yesterday, 18:01
Khayerul Miah, pictured, and his brother have joined IS in Syria

The two young men from Kentish Town who left the UK to fight for Islamic State (IS) in Syria are former pupils of Acland Burghley School.

Yesterday, 15:10
An officer arranges flowers at the stabbing scene in Yoke Close

The 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Holloway last night was found by members of the public.

Yesterday, 14:10
Vallie founders Robin Doble (L) and Nash Islam (R)

Tech City is the third largest technology hub in the world, and it’s right on our doorstep. Each week, we bring you news from the thriving area around Old Street roundabout. This week, reporter Sophie Inge talks to Nash Islam, co-founder of Vallie, the UK’s first on-demand app-based valet parking service.

Yesterday, 11:00
Emily Thornberry

The Russian mafia could end up controlling publicly owned land under proposed laws, Islington South and Finsbury’s MP has warned.

Yesterday, 08:30
The London Fire Brigade has put forward proposals to axe 13 fire engines - including one from Islington - to fill an £11million budget black hole

‘All the conversation now is about social media, removing something as important as this is a false economy’ say Tories

Yesterday, 08:30
The boy was stabbed to death near Caledonian Road Tube station in Islington (Pic: Google Street View)

A teenage boy was stabbed to death in Yoke Close, off North Road, Holloway, last night.

Yesterday, 07:00
As shown on the map, zones C (Finsbury Square and Farringdon Station) and K (Whittington Hospital) are the only areas where consultees approved of increased parking enforcement. Graphic: Islington Council

Islington Labour’s backtrack on the controversial controlled parking zone (CPZ) proposals is set to be rubberstamped on Thursday.

Mon, 17:22
Counterfeit Amber Leaf tobacco pouches, fake duty stamps, and other packaging seized during the raid

Warning over dangers of illicit tobacco as products worth £11,000 are found in intelligence-led swoop

Most read news


Tesco - Every little helps

Would you like to have the opportunity to win a huge £2,500 to spend at Tesco? Well with this amazing prize you can do exactly that! MyOffers are giving you the chance to get your hands on £2,500 to spend on anything you desire may it be free weekly groceries for the foreseeable future, a new TV, home decoration or even a new sofa!

You could get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge!

Here’s your chance to win one of the most feature-packed smartphones on the planet, from tech giants Samsung, The Samsung S6 Edge!

Digital Edition

Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder