Domestic abuse is a concern for everyone

September 29 2020

Prevention and recovery for domestic abuse victims was the focus of a recent Bristol City Council Mayoral Commission workshop co-chaired by PCC Sue Mountstevens and Senior Public Health Practitioner Sue Moss.
The workshop, attended by partners including probation, local charities and police, is part of a series of discussions organised by Bristol City Council to address the support needed for domestic and sexual abuse victims and survivors across the city.
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “The key thought I took away from this workshop was we all have a responsibility for domestic abuse.
“We were also in agreement that an approach needs to include working with perpetrators to prevent further abuse from taking place, as well as ensuring every day services that are used by local people are aware how to deal with possible disclosures and can recognise the signs of abuse.”
For more information about victim support services in Avon and Somerset, visit: https://www.thisisnotanexcuse.org/