Published On: Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 on 3:54 pm

Anti-domestic abuse campaign launched in Kirklees

Its Never OK Domestic Abuse

A hard-hitting campaign has been launched across Kirklees to educate young people aged 16-24 about domestic abuse.

The “It’s Never OK” campaign, launched by Kirklees Council and partners, aims to help anyone who identifies themselves as being in an abusive relationship to seek support.

Video clips highlight different forms of abuse including violence, emotional, control and forced marriage.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Communities said: “As most people look forward to the Christmas and New Year, relationships can hit problems during this time. Heavier drinking, money worries and unrealistic expectations can contribute to a seasonal rise in domestic violence related crimes and incidents.

“The police, the council’s domestic violence support team and Pennine Domestic Violence Group receives more calls in January than at any other time of year once the festivities are over. Victims need to know that abuse is not their fault and they do not have to put up with it.

“We urge victims to report incidents to enable the right support to be offered for victims and their children.”

WARNING: Videos may contain scenes of an upsetting nature.

The video on domestic violence

The video on forced marriage

The video on emotional threats

The video on sexual control

Anyone who would like to find out more can visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/itsneverok.

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- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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