Victims of domestic violence will hear the findings of a recent review into the services being offered across Nottinghamshire.
The review is part of a conference taking place at Nottingham Race Course today, held by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Chris Cutland.
Survivors and experts will discuss how the services to victims could be improved.
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Victims of domestic violence are being encouraged to seek help as part of a new campaign aimed at raising awareness about the support available in Leicester.
The SAFE Project in the city helps men and women who have been abused. It says the number of people calling its helpline has doubled in the past year.
Labour MP Yvette Cooper has blamed government cuts to frontline policing for the drop in domestic violence prosecutions despite the rise in reported incidents.
A new campaign is being launched in Leicester to help the victims of domestic violence access support services.
Police say there were more than 11,000 incidents of domestic violence in Leicester last year, of which approximately 20% were repeat offences.
The campaign is trying to raise awareness of the different types of support available for victims, perpetrators trying to change and children who live in homes where domestic violence is taking place.
A new helpline for men and women in Leicestershire affected by domestic abuse has been launched.
Phil Hawkins, Head of Youth Justice and Safer Communities at Leicestershire County Council, said: “We are pleased to be working with Women’s Aid to offer this vital support.
“We want both women and men who are suffering from domestic abuse to know there is someone there to listen and that help and support is available.”
The helpline is available for county residents on 0300 303 1844 initially between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
A woman from Coventry whose former partner was sentenced to 13 years in prison for beating her up, has published photographs of how she looked after the attack.
Sinead Noone hopes it will encourage other women suffering abuse to get help.
Kate Fisher reports.
Warning: The report shows the full extent of Sinead Noone's injuries.
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Warning: The image in the video shows the full extent of Sinead Noone's injuries.
A woman from Coventry whose former partner is serving a 13 year prison sentence for beating her up has released photographs of how she looked after the attack.
Sinead Noone hopes that the pictures will encourage other women suffering abuse to get help.
Derek Robinson was found guilty of grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison last week.