Football United Against Domestic Violence is a campaign by Women’s Aid, working with national footballing bodies, sports media, football clubs, the police, players and fans to send a clear message that domestic violence is always unacceptable. Together we aim to call out sexist behaviour that can underpin violence towards women and girls.
Women’s Aid are asking the footballing community to join with them to make a positive difference now to raise awareness and reduce the amount of domestic violence in the future. So whether you are a ‘Fan’ or a ‘Club’ here is how you can pledge your support.
If you live in Suffolk and you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse, listed here are details of all the agencies that provide support, together with the national helplines telephone numbers.
Suffolk Police have Officers who are highly trained to deal with domestic abuse situations who will listen and treat victims with sensitivity and respect. More information on the Police work on domestic abuse is available on the Police website, including the new Claire’s Law which was introduced in March 2014. Claire’s Law, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, allows people with concerns about their partner’s history to request background information.
Suffolk Police are also appealing to everyone to enjoy the new season by behaving appropriately. However an increased amount of alcohol and intensified emotions can often lead to an increase in public order offences and to domestic violence.
Working in partnership to keep the people of Suffolk Safe