Tackling domestic abuse has been identified as a key priority in the Council’s Corporate Plan.
Here is a statement from Councillor Mark Young, who is the Cabinet Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection, Safer Communities and Domestic Abuse.
“Ending domestic abuse is so important to us as a Council, that we have made it one of our priorities in our Corporate Plan.
“Violence against men and women affects all of us and it is more important than ever to tackle it and as such, the Council is developing a county-wide approach to reducing domestic abuse against women and men as part of its Corporate Plan as well as supporting the North Wales strategy to tackle all aspects of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
“Work is now under way to raise awareness of domestic abuse with staff and service users; providing training and development for staff to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and support for children affected by domestic abuse.
“This project is expected to continue as we aim to contribute to the reduction of domestic abuse across the county. So look out for our messages on social media. We also have lots of useful advice on our website along with links to other organisations who are there to help you.
“In Denbighshire, we know that during the current pandemic that the figures have risen sharply.
“Can I just end by saying to anyone out there, you may not even be aware that you’re the victim of domestic abuse – it doesn’t always manifest itself in a bruise. Please don’t suffer in silence – there are people out there who can help you. If you need help, please ring the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 8010 800 7 days a week, for free advice and support or to talk through your options, or of course, if you are in immediate danger, you can ring North Wales Police on 999.”
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
There is more information on our website.