Ealing Community Want To Put a Stop To Domestic Abuse With Upcoming Event
Following on from the successful launch of the ‘Silence Kills’ awareness workshop earlier this year, the Community Ambassador Programme, police in Ealing and Northolt High School will join together with Ealing Council, local organisations, support agencies, charities and leading professionals to raise awareness and provide solutions for tacking domestic abuse against men, women and children in Ealing and surrounding boroughs
The Silence Kills event takes place on Saturday, 17 October between 12:00 – 16:30hrs at Northolt High School, Eastcote Lane, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 4HP and admission is free and children are welcome.
The day will be made up of presentations, workshops and exhibition stands providing vital information to keep families safe covering the following issues:
- Concern for physical and mental health consequences on children exposed to domestic abuse
- Advice on how to protect children from online abuse
- Tackling the effects of alcoholism and drug abuse on family life
- Navigating professional services, such as GPs, midwives, social workers etc, to get safer sooner
- Information for faith leaders on how to protect congregation members from domestic abuse
Recent research cites 100,000 victims are at high risk of murder and serious injury in England and Wales with an estimated 130,000 children living with domestic abuse. More than 60% of these children will experience direct harm in addition to experiencing associated damage by witnessing the abuse of other members of their family.
Ealing Superintendent Colin Wingrove said: “This free event welcomes adults and children of all ages and backgrounds to come together to be informed and educated on the effects of domestic abuse. It also gives the opportunity for people to talk to support services and the police confidentially”
Commander Christine Jones, MPS lead for domestic violence, said: “The Met has always made it clear that it does not tolerate domestic abuse. We are committed to working with all our partners and local communities in order to bring perpetrators to justice and safeguard victims and very much welcome new initiatives like this one taking place in Ealing. We know that domestic abuse crimes are under-reported and would urge any victims to come forward – you will be believed and you will be helped.”
Gloria Lowe Headteacher at Northolt High School, said “At Northolt High School we believe it is very important to work in partnership with our families to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. We are therefore delighted to welcome the local community into the school to take part in the ‘Silence Kills’ event. With information and guidance from a wide range of local partners, it promises to be a really informative and thought provoking afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there.”
To find out more and to book places please visit: http://silencekillsnortholt.eventbrite.co.uk