Cambridgeshire: Domestic Violence Help
15 February 2013, 06:00
Cambridgeshire Police have created a podcast to help male victims of domestic violence in the county.
With around 300 reported cases of domestic violence in Cambridgeshire every year; 76 victims last year, were male - and it's thought many more incidents go unreported.
Detective Inspector Alan Page told Heart: "This is the first time the force has had a campaign to target male victims of domestic abuse. We hope that by raising awareness of the force's dedicated domestic abuse unit and the support available, that victims will come forward.
Often there can be a stigma associated with domestic abuse and men may feel embarrassed to report incidents. But we know that on average one in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. We are committed to bringing those responsible to justice, while ensuring victims and their families have the necessary support."
Hear the full podcast HERE
Cambridgeshire Police say there's a wide network of support services men in the county can turn to if they want confidential help and advice:
ManKind initiative - 01823 334244
Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327
Everyman Project - 0207 263 8884
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 0808 2000 247