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Domestic abuse

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Domestic abuse is not acceptable. It affects the health and wellbeing of victims and is closely associated with child abuse and neglect, as well as issues including homelessness, substance misuse, and mental health issues.

Middlesbrough Council is committed to the long term prevention and reduction of domestic abuse. We believe that every individual and family in the town should feel safe and secure, and be free from experiencing violence or abuse.

View the council's preventing domestic abuse strategy and preventing domestic abuse overview (plan on a page).

White Ribbon

Thousands of people around the world are making a commitment to play their part in standing up to condemn violence against women by supporting the White Ribbon Campaign. Key to this is men being at the forefront, speaking out about male violence towards women, and challenging the negative gender stereotypes which underpin abuse.

Middlesbrough is urging local men sign up and pledge: 'I promise never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women'.

To show your support visit the White Ribbon website.

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