Cheshire's Police And Crime Commissioner Invests £10,000 in anti-domestic abuse programme

Knutsford Guardian: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire is investing £10,000 into a programme which aims to help identify victims of domestic abuse and signpost them to the support they need.

The Altogether Better Programme includes a domestic abuse voluntary perpetrator tagging initiative and a 26 voluntary programme to provide intensive rehabilitation for domestic perpetrators who want to address issues behind offending.

There will be an integrated early support access team providing a single point for agencies to refer individuals or families affected by domestic abuse.

This enables health practitioners, education professionals and others to refer victims to the access team.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: "There is still much to be done to encourage survivors of domestic abuse to come forwards but if I can help to put measures in place that will help to identify victims and signpost them to the support that they need then that is a step in the right direction.

“There are networks available to support survivors through the often daunting process of escaping from domestic abuse and I will wear my white ribbon to pledge my support to this vitally important campaign."

Monday marked ‘White Ribbon Day’ where people were encouraged to wear a label badge to show their commitment to saying ‘NO’ to domestic abuse.

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