World Cup Domestic Violence Campaign
Kent Police are launching a campaign to run during the World Cup as this is a time when domestic violence tends to go up.
There was a noticeable rise in incidents of domestic violence during the last World Cup when England lost to Portugal in one of their heats.
During the time of the tournament this summer Kent Police in the south of the county will be patrolling with specially trained volunteers so victims can find them easily and get help.
Here are some facts about Domestic Abuse (taken from An Information Pack By The South East Kent Domestic Violence Forum & the Community Safety Partnerships of Shepway and Dover)
- No social barriers - It can happen to anyone
- Not caused by drink or drugs - they may increase the violence but they are not the underlying cause
- 9/10 reported incidents are inflicted by men
- 2 women are murdered by their violent partners every week in England and Wales
- Domestic Violence against men goes mainly unreported
Useful Phone Numbers:
National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 Hrs - 0808 2000 247
Kent Police Domestic Violence Unit - 01303 289074
Kent Advocacy Service - 07533 018021 (out of hours)
CAB - 0844 499 4118