Taking to the airwaves on internet and social media, Cambridgeshire Police in a ground breaking campaign want to reach out to males who are being abused in relationships. An audioboo message offering help and advice to male victims of domestic abuse launches today (February 14) as part of the force's Valentine's campaign.
Sadly, around 25 per cent of domestic abuse victims are men, with many incidents going unreported.
Det Insp Alan Page leading the campaign commented: "This is the first time we've had a campaign to target male victims of domestic abuse.
"By raising awareness of the Cambridgeshire Police dedicated domestic abuse unit and the support services available, that male victims will come forward. Often there is a stigma associated with domestic abuse, and men may feel embarrassed to report incidents.
"But we know that on average do one in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. We are committed to bringing those responsible to justice, while ensuring victims and their families have the necessary support."
Over the Christmas period PBOROtrib published a full list of support services in a print out and keep guide, the link is here.
ManKind initiative - 01823 334244 www.mankind.org.uk
Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Everyman Project - 0207 263 8884 www.everymanproject.co.uk
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 0808 2000 247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehotline.org
Ashiana Project: 0208 539 0427 . Advice and support and safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage.
POLICE 101, Emergency 999, Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 & NEWSDESK 01733 345581 E&OE