New domestic abuse helpline for Fleet residents introduced by Hart Community Safety Partnership
By MaxRaymond | Thursday, October 28, 2010, 12:39
A new telephone helpline for sufferers
The helpline promises to give help to sufferers of domestic abuse.
of domestic abuse has been launched by the Hart Community Safety
The move comes after member of Taking
Steps, a support group for male and female sufferers of domestic
abuse, enquired about a local telephone service that gave out advice
and told callers what services would be available to them.
Resources available to those who call
will be telephone numbers for local support groups and the police
domestic abuse unit as well as national numbers that will get them to
speak to someone directly in person.
“Having a local number will offer
victims of domestic abuse the reassurance that their situation will
be supported at a local level,” said Cllr Nippy Singh, Hart
District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and
The Hart district saw the police
respond to four hundred incidents last year but many more cases go
unreported; either because the victim is too scared to take action or
because they feel that there is no one who can help them.
The helpline is 01252 774495. If you
are in immediate danger call 999.
What else do you think the local
community can do to help sufferers of domestic abuse? Leave a comment
below with your thoughts but please bear in mind the sensitivity of
the issue when discussing.