Council’s Domestic Abuse Champion meets with deputy police and crime commissioner

Published Thursday 28 September 2023

In her role as Domestic Abuse Champion at Harborough District Council, Cllr Rose Forman has met with the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Rani Mahal.

The meeting was an opportunity to discuss domestic abuse work being carried out by the police and council in partnership with organisations.

Cllr Rose Forman, Domestic Abuse Champion, said: “The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and I had a positive meeting where we were able to discuss how the police and council can work together with our future projects raising awareness of domestic abuse help and support available in the Harborough district. Both of us are very passionate about supporting people affected by domestic abuse.”

Rani Mahal, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, said: “It was a pleasure to meet with Cllr Forman to discuss the issues around domestic abuse and explore how we can work in partnership to improve the safety of victims of domestic abuse in the area. Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for the commissioner and me, and we are keen to support the council’s work with initiatives that reach out to those who are affected in our communities.”

The role of the council’s Domestic Abuse Champion is to positively promote the work of the council and the Community Safety Partnership, to support those affected by domestic abuse. To attend public events arranged to raise awareness of domestic abuse services locally, work alongside the council in best practise and accountability and support the domestic abuse link worker role when applicable.

The council is supporting the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence by promoting White Ribbon Day and organising Women’s Wellbeing events across the Harborough district. Details of these events will be shared soon.

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