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The Humber Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP) has launched its summer media campaign aimed at preventing domestic abuse, which will run across the summer months including the school holidays. The messages target those who commit abuse to encourage them to face up to the damage caused by their actions and seek help to change, in addition to supporting those affected by abusive behaviour. This campaign is jointly run with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Elements of the campaign include outdoor billboards, radio advertisements and social media posts. Two websites provide information on services available locally and how to get help. They are: – help for people affected by domestic abuse – getting help to change your abusive behaviour

Statistics show that over the past three years, Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire have been in the top ten police force areas for reports of Domestic Abuse.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison who is Chair of the VPP Board said: “Domestic Abuse affects people of all ages and from all sectors of society, there is no one common factor that makes people commit violence and abuse against their partner but all abuse damages lives. It also affects any children in a relationship and, for those involved, it becomes a vicious cycle which is hard to break free from.

“We know that incidents can increase over the summer months as families spend more time together. Once again we are highlighting the local support services available for anyone affected by abusive behaviour and I hope this will help them to escape the cycle of abuse and find a better life. Help is out there, you are not alone.”

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