Council Running Domestic Abuse Training On Islands

hugh town from garrisonIslanders will discuss how domestic abuse affects children and families and how victims can be supported.

Expert adviser, Sue Penna, will host a seminar for volunteers and professionals who work with children and families on the 19th November.

Joel Williams, from the Council’s Children’s Services team, says the one-day session is Scilly’s response to National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month.

The session will address what you should do if you suspect someone is a victim of abuse.

Joel says the Council doesn’t have any evidence to suggest that domestic abuse is more prevalent here than elsewhere.

But they feel that the more it is discussed, and the more people have training, the greater the likelihood victims will have the confidence to come forward to seek help.

Anyone who’d like to attend is invited to contact Children’s Services on 01720 423680.