Domestic abuse clinic takes place tomorrow to tackle Islington’s rising tide of violence against women
- Credit: Archant
A domestic abuse clinic will be held in Islington for the first time tomorrow in response to the borough’s rising tide of violence against women.
The event at Islington Police Station, in Tolpuddle Street, Islington, from 2 to 4pm, is aimed at women who need of legal advice and practical support
Islington charity Solace Women’s Aid, who support women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence, and Islington’s Advocacy and Support service will also be on hand.
Police officers who speak a number of languages will be available, including Polish, Bosnian, French and British Sign Language.
In the past 12 months there were 2,765 assaults on females - experts day domestic violence costs the borough an estimated £26 million a year.
You may also want to watch:
Det Ins Rita Tierney siad; “Domestic Violence is a serious crime; it can take many forms including physical, psychological and emotional abuse, social isolation and economic deprivation.
“It is one of the most under reported crimes with serious consequences that may affect the lives of victims.
- 1 'Extreme' noise complaint as 150 gather for Islington party
- 2 Statue of Philip Noel-Baker replaced in Islington after 35 years
- 3 Meet the owner of the Camden Passage shop window where nothing is for sale
- 4 Elderly woman robbed of precious watch in daylight Finsbury Park incident
- 5 'We can do better': Islington Society calls for rethink on Barnard Park plans
- 6 Almost 5,000 Islington people pinged by Covid app in one week
- 7 What do smoking and People Friendly Streets have in common?
- 8 New Lidl to open in Finsbury Park's Arts Building next week
- 9 New pub opens in place of The Monarch in Chalk Farm Road
- 10 Two men jailed for life after double murder
“As a result of continual abuse, the victims of domestic violence are left physically and emotionally exhausted, totally isolated and vulnerable.
“We take domestic violence very seriously and will deal positivity and promptly with incidents. You are not alone and we can help. You may additionally wish to seek support or advice from our partners who specialise in Domestic Abuse.”
For help and advice, the National Centre for Domestic Violence can be reached 24 hours a day, in confidence, on 0844 8044 99.