Speak out against domestic abuse

Local people are being asked to speak out against domestic abuse during Surrey Domestic Abuse Awareness Week, which commences on Monday 15 October.

The campaign aims to encourage those close to someone experiencing domestic abuse – be it a work colleague, neighbour, family member or close friend – to report domestic abuse.

The awareness week is also aimed at those experiencing domestic abuse themselves. By increasing awareness and promoting early intervention it is hoped the cycle of abuse will be broken.

The message is simple – if you suspect someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, make a difference – speak out today.

Experiencing domestic abuse?For information and support:

Call yourSanctuary’s Surrey Domestic Abuse helpline on 01483 776822 or visit http://www.yoursanctuary.co.uk/.

Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have information about a crime and don’t want to leave your name, or visit http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ to report online.

Call Surrey Police on 101. In an emergency always dial 999. Visit http://www.surrey.police.uk/ to report online.