Police launch campaign to tackle domestic abuse in same sex relationships

Posted on 10th July 2014

Derbyshire police launch campaign to highlight domestic abuse within same sex relationships.Same-sex-dv-poster

Domestic abuse is the name which is most often used to describe violence from one partner towards another; usually it is the woman who suffers in relationships but in some cases it can be the man, child or elderly parent/relative.

The Domestic Abuse Unit together with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Co-ordinator in Derby have designed a poster which is set to be distributed across the city to highlight the importance of reporting domestic abuse within same sex relationships. The posters will be distributed throughout the remainder of the county later in the year.

LGBT Co-ordinator Andy Sudbury said: “Abuse in same sex relationships is commonly under reported to the police. In 2013 there were only 15 referrals made to agencies in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City).

“By highlighting this issue we hope that more people will have the confidence to report crimes in same sex relationships to us.”

For more information about agencies that can support you please visit www.derbyshire.police.uk. You can follow Derbyshire Gay Police Association on Twitter at @derbyshiregpa.

To report a crime call Derbyshire police using the non-emergency number 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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