How can we end it?

How can we end it?

Domestic violence is a problem for society, not individuals. It will only end when social attitudes change and we all take responsibility for speaking out against it.

 

We need a clear, nationally co-ordinated response, with adequate funding to provide:

  • A wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of abused women and children
  • Preventative strategies, including training for professionals, e.g. teachers, GPs and healthcare staff, judges. A public awareness programme, particularly for children and young people
  • A strong response from the police and criminal justice system to show that violence is unacceptable and that abusers will be punished

 

Ignoring domestic violence condones it.

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