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Preston Community Safety Partnership supports local and national campaigns and events which are organised by our partners to raise awareness and provide information about community safety issues.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire is encouraging victims of domestic abuse to take the step and make a call to get help.
In Preston, the Community Safety Partnership supports the Commissioner’s message that domestic abuse is unacceptable and are raising awareness of where to get help by sharing information about services available locally. Raising the profile of these services is an important part of Preston Community Safety Partnership's work.
Domestic abuse affects people in different ways and includes:
Domestic abuse is complex and some people may not realise that they are a victim. It is important that we let people in Preston know about domestic abuse and the confidential help which is available.
‘Take the step’ ‘ Make the call’ was launched by the Commissioner on 20 November 2017 and gives advice from Lancashire Victim Services (LVS) about where people who are experiencing domestic abuse can get the help they need, when they need it.
LVS Independent Domestic Violence Advisers are specially trained to provide non-judgemental emotional support, as well as safety planning, access to counselling and practical help. They are able to support victims of domestic abuse through the criminal justice system and make sure that the right measures are in place to keep people safe.
You can contact Lancashire Victim Services by:
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.
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