New films released to help victims of domestic abuse

Two short films to help people who are experiencing domestic abuse are now available in five different languages – and for those who are deaf.

The Outreach film explains how Specialist Domestic Abuse Services commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council work with other services to help keep victims safe in the community and how to contact Outreach support directly.  The other film explains how the Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service works with other professional services to help victims who are at high risk of harm to keep themselves and their children safe.

Versions of the film are now available in alternative languages with voiceovers in Urdu, Punjabi, Polish, Russian and Lithuanian.  Cambridgeshire Deaf Association has also recorded the films in British Sign Language.

To watch the films, see the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership’s YouTube channel.

Adrian Chapman, Service Director for Community and Safety at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “We wanted to make these short films available to as many people as possible who are experiencing domestic abuse. Whether you speak English, Polish, or Punjabi we want the message to be clear - support is there for people who are experiencing domestic abuse. If you are fearful of your partner, walking on eggshells, worried about what will happen when they return home, having money restricted or are worried someone you care about is, please take a look and let people know these resources are available.”

Information on support for survivors and friends or family who may be worried about someone experiencing domestic abuse can be found on the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership website

For more information ion Outreach Support, which is provided by Cambridge Women’s Aid in Cambridge City, South Cambs and East Cambs, call 01223 361214. For Refuge in Fenland, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough, call 07787 255821.


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