Police put spotlight on domestic abuse

Police put spotlight in domestic abuse

Police put spotlight in domestic abuse

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THAMES Valley Police has this week taken part in a national campaign highlighting how the force tackles domestic abuse.

As part of the national focus on domestic abuse running this week, forces will be explaining what they do to protect victims of abuse and highlighting the work of partner agencies.

The aim is to encourage more people living with domestic abuse to seek help.

Domestic abuse includes physical violence, sexual assault, emotional and psychological abuse, and financial abuse. It also includes the threat of violence, destruction of property, isolation from family and friends, and control over access to money, personal items, food and phones.

Det Insp Ivan Reaney said: “Domestic Abuse is a major issue in our society, with more than one in four women and more than one in six men experiencing this type of abuse each year.

“Domestic Abuse also has a significant impact on children who witness it in the family home.For a variety of reasons, many victims do not report domestic incidents.

“Thames Valley Police and our partners want to protect victims from abuse. We would actively encourage victims to come forward to receive the support they need.”

A new scheme is being implemented nationally allowing the disclosure of information about an individual’s history of domestic violence offending, known as Clare’s Law, following the case of Clare Wood who was murdered by her former partner in Manchester in 2009.

The scheme aims to help people to make a more informed decision on whether to continue a relationship, to take steps to protect themselves and any children and will provide help and support to assist people when making that choice.

Thames Valley Police is hosting a Tweetathon between 7am and 7pm on Thursday in support of the Association of Chief Police Officers 'In Focus' week. The Force will be tweeting about the domestic abuse incidents reported to its control rooms using #TVP_infocus as well as the work being undertaken across the Force to tackle domestic abuse and to support victims.

The Force is also tweeting throughout the week, on @ThamesVP All messages will be linked by #speakouttoday #infocus #domesticabuse Police can be contacted on 101.

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7:08am Thu 6 Mar 14

MunsterX says...

Thames Valley Police are draconian morons on this issue, all to keep the numbers up and hit targets.

I know of one intervention where the guy was arrested for refusing to give his wife the tv remote control after she called them in - he was only released when he accepted a caution, otherwise they were to charge him.

Where will this classification of every day family life into crimes end then TVP?

Some are also arrested for "economic abuse" for not giving the wife money when in fact they have none money themselves and are just plain skint!

Everyone can agree that domestic violence is beyond the pale however these new classifications of domestic abuse and also the sly way that TVP classifies domestic abuse under the umbrella of domestic violence is well out of order.
Thames Valley Police are draconian morons on this issue, all to keep the numbers up and hit targets. I know of one intervention where the guy was arrested for refusing to give his wife the tv remote control after she called them in - he was only released when he accepted a caution, otherwise they were to charge him. Where will this classification of every day family life into crimes end then TVP? Some are also arrested for "economic abuse" for not giving the wife money when in fact they have none money themselves and are just plain skint! Everyone can agree that domestic violence is beyond the pale however these new classifications of domestic abuse and also the sly way that TVP classifies domestic abuse under the umbrella of domestic violence is well out of order. MunsterX
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