Web discussion targets abuse of youngsters

Police in Derbyshire have held an online discussion which aimed to give young people the chance to speak to experts about domestic abuse.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 4th March 2014, 4:19 pm
CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

The virtual surgery took place on Wednesday, 12th February and covered all aspects of domestic abuse affecting young people, their siblings, partners, friends and family.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Youngsters were given the opportunity to ask questions anonymously and the panel either responded in the chat session or through a private conversation.

“The session was very well received and a variety of issues were covered including controlling behaviour, physical abuse and enquiries about what services and help are available.”

The forum was held as part of a national focus on domestic abuse and as part of this the Clare’s Law initiative was launched in Derbyshire.

The scheme enables people to check the police record of their partners if they are concerned that they may have a previous history of domestic abuse.

To make a request for information under the disclosure scheme, contact police on 101.

You can also visit your local police station or speak to a police officer, or go to www.derbyshire.police.uk for more information.