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Havering Council campaign to tackle domestic abuse

Havering is one of six boroughs taking part in a new project which rehouses victims of domestic abuse 

Havering Council is going to launch a new campaign highlighting the support available for local people who are affected by domestic violence tomorrow.

The 16 Days of Action campaign will kick off on the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, also known as White Ribbon Day.

The council will be telling residents where they can get immediate help if their lives are in danger and report concerns confidentially in the borough.

People can also access support through their Domestic Violence Advocate service, which was recently expanded to include three specially-trained officers in their community safety team.

Havering was one of six London borough that were selected for a new pilot project. It looks to rehouse people and provides intervention while they are still being supported.

The council is also supporting local bars and clubs with the Ask Angela scheme. Anyone who feels unsafe at a venue should discreetly seek help by asking a member of staff for ‘Anglea’.

Cllr Ray Morgon said “no person should suffer in silence”

Councillor Ray Morgon, leader of Havering Council, said: “We want residents to know that if they are experiencing domestic violence or abuse in any shape or form that there is help out there for them.

“We also want to encourage people to report concerns.

“While we are highlighting this issue now, by supporting these important awareness campaigns, rest assured that advice and help continues throughout the year.

“No person should suffer in silence.”

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