It is recognised that tackling anti-social behaviour and other crime related issues are of great concern for residents living in Cannock Chase.
We are urging football fans to ‘show domestic abuse the red card’ with the start of the World Cup this week.
Research shows that incidents of domestic abuse rise sharply when England play in a tournament by up to 25 per cent, so the Council has teamed up with partners from the local Community Safety Partnership to deliver some important messages.
With the first football game kicking off this weekend, people will be watching the games from their local pub or home. This could increase tensions within households, resulting in incidences of domestic abuse.
In response to this, the Council’s Community Safety Partnership has teamed up with local partners including Staffordshire Police, New Era (domestic abuse service), the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office and local authorities across Staffordshire to relaunch their domestic abuse campaign.
The campaign ‘Show domestic abuse the red card’ raises awareness of the support services available for both victims and perpetrators.
A video has also been produced to highlight the campaign messages - view here.
Read the full press release here.
A full list of support services are available here.
- If you are suffering from domestic abuse...
Staffordshire-wide support for victims and their families:
New Era’s Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 24-hour confidential helpline (across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent): 0300 303 3778 and their 24/7 live chat facility at www.new-era.uk
Localised support for victims and their families (including safe accommodation):
Staffordshire Women’s Aid 24-hour confidential helpline (supporting Stafford, Cannock and South Staffordshire): 0300 330 5959
Glow (supporting North Staffordshire): 0330 0945 559
Pathway 24-hour confidential helpline (supporting Lichfield and Tamworth): 01543 676800
- If you would like to change your behaviour....
Staffordshire-wide services for perpetrators wanting to change their behaviour:
New Era Domestic Abuse Service for perpetrators who want support to change (across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent): 01785 904770
Localised services for perpetrators wanting to change their behaviour:
Glow Domestic Abuse Service for perpetrators who want support to change (supporting North Staffordshire): 0330 0945 559