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County Council welcomes Government’s domestic abuse funding announcement

Crime / Thu 4th Mar 2021 at 10:00am

ESSEX County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Louise McKinlay has welcomed today’s Government announcement that pledges an additional £19 million to tackle domestic abuse across England and Wales.

Cllr McKinlay said: “Everyone has the right to live a life free of abuse, but sadly domestic abuse is still very common with nearly 2 million people in the UK experiencing it in some form.

“We welcome today’s announcement which will see more funding available nationally to support those experiencing abuse but also prevent further abuse through increased funding for perpetrator programmes.

“This is of course great news and I look forward to receiving more detail on our allocation so that we can continue to grow the excellent support services already available in Essex.

“Those experiencing domestic abuse should not feel alone or like they have nowhere to turn. If you need help, please reach out, there is support available.”

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