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Police launch domestic abuse website in response to number of high cases reported last year

Published: 22 May 2014 12:000 comments

THE police have launched a website to help victims of domestic abuse after nearly 2,000 reports in Bracknell Forest last year.

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The Bracknell Forest Community Safety Partnership have set up new wesbite, 'It’s Never Ok’, in response to the 1,953 reported cases the police received last year.

The site is aimed at helping those suffering from domestic abuse, through providing them with the advice and support needed to make the right choices, often for their families as well.

Community Safety Manager at Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Ian Boswell, said: “Helping people understand the triggers – 30 per cent of domestic abuse starts or intensifies during pregnancy and relationship breakdowns are major contributors – can encourage them to come forward to seek help, whether they are a victim, a friend, neighbour or even an offender.”

Bringing together expertise from the Thames Valley Police, Bracknell Forest Police and Berkshire Women’s Aid, it will enable people to recognise the signs of abuse, as well as providing a support network for victims to connect with, such as the National Domestic Violence Helpline.

Deputy LPA Commander Insp Jon Goosey said: “Victims need to know the support and guidance is there, so they have the confidence to report their experience and take positive steps to break away and rebuild their lives.”

The website is also targeted at offenders, through taking responsibility for their actions and information on seeking help.

For more information visit itsneverok.co.uk

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