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'Spot The Red Flags' Campaign Launches

We're being urged to 'spot the red flags' as part of a new domestic abuse campaign.

Posters and stickers will be appearing across the island, and on social media.

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They carry a QR code linking to the local support that is available - including Jersey Women's Refuge, Jersey Domestic Abuse Service, Jersey Action Against Rape and the island's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Dewberry House.

The Safeguarding Partnership Board campaign is timed to coincide with a new Domestic Abuse Strategy, and is supported by Jersey Police.

Detective Superintendent Alison Fossey says it has three main aims:

"It is designed to help young people recognise the signs of abuse in their relationships. Secondly, it is there to tackle wider attitudes so that people recognise abuse at an early stage, before patterns become entrenched, and thirdly, it is about supporting schools to educate and raise awareness of domestic abuse among young people.

The sign of coercive controlling people can be very subtle. They can be things around what a person is wearing, who their friends are, their access to money and their phone. Basically, their ability to have an independent life."

I'd encourage anybody who is interested in the campaign, or who needs help and advice, please look out for the QR codes and make sure you get that help."

 

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