Funding announced to develop new local domestic abuse service

Work is set to start on a new single point of contact for perpetrators of domestic abuse , thanks to funding from the Home Office.

£450,000 has been allocated to the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Partnership for a new ‘Perpetrator Pathway’ service which will see the sum spread over the next three years.

The service will direct people who have concerns about their behaviour, as well as family or friends who may also be worried, to services and support which can help them

Chair of the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board, Cllr Dick Madden, said: “Any money we can put into driving down domestic abuse in the county is a welcomed addition. This extra funding will enable us to create a clear route for perpetrators to get the right help which can help them to change their abusive behaviour. It will also give other concerned family, friends, professionals or members of the public a direct route so they can get advice and support, which we hope will make a real difference.”

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