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Conference tackles domestic abuse

150 people who work with victims of domestic abuse are attending the meeting to look at new ways to improve the way they work together Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A conference is taking place in Northumberland to discuss new ways to tackle domestic abuse.

150 people who work with victims of abuse are attending the meeting to look at new ways to improve the way they work together.

The meeting in Ashington is called Enough.

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Unexpected public support for domestic abuse conference

Organisers of a domestic abuse awareness conference, which is being held today (29th August), has 'doubled in size' because of unexpected public support. What was set to be a small conference has now attracted the interest of 150 delegates.

“I care passionately about tackling domestic abuse and I’m taking an active personal lead in my role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.

“This conference, which brings together partners from agencies across Northumberland, will help us work together to reduce domestic abuse and make people safer.”

– Vera Baird

The “Enough” conference in Ashington, Northumberland, is being backed by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Vera Baird will give a key speech about the issue. She says it is a priority in her future plan.

The event is been organised by The Safer Northumberland Partnership and Northumberland Safeguarding Children’s Board. (NSCB)

Support group for male victims of domestic abuse

A charity on Teesside has set up the area's first support group for male victims of domestic violence. Survivors of Domestic Abuse (SODA) in Redcar said one in six men suffers abuse at the hands of a partner during his lifetime.

For more information the charity can be contacted on 01642 758849 or there is a 24-hour helpline on 07982 870 303.