Have you say on how Trafford deals with domestic abuse

Residents are being asked to have their say on how Trafford Council helps deal with domestic abuse.

The Council is committed to enabling residents and families live a healthy life, free from abuse and violence. It is looking how best to help reduce the impact of domestic abuse on people living in the borough.

Cllr Graham Whitham, Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:

“It is truly appalling that there are people living in fear in their own homes. Domestic abuse isn’t just about violence. Abuse can be physical, psychological, sexual, emotional or even financial.

What is important for us as a Council is that we have the right structures in place to help prevent instances of domestic abuse in the first place. Where it is happening, we need to make sure we work well with our partners so those suffering abuse are aware of how they can be helped and are protected.”

The Council has developed priorities to deal with domestic abuse and now want residents to have their say on them.

The priorities include making sure there is access to safe accommodation for people suffering abuse, as well as immediate services for people at risk. There are also proposals to support people who fear they might become perpetrators of abuse, to help change their behaviour.

Cllr Whitham added:

“It is really important that we can help stop the scourge of domestic abuse so please help us develop our plans.“Above all, if you are suffering from domestic abuse, please know that we can help you. You are not alone and we are there to support you.”

To fill in the consultation, please visit https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/vfqGey0u. The closing date is 30 September.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please visit www.tdas.org.uk or call 0161 872 7368. In an emergency, please call the police on 999.

Posted on Thursday 16th September 2021