The CNC is proud to announce a partnership with Refuge in a bid to support all abuse victims.
The partnership also allows CNC to provide help to any victim of domestic abuse carried out by a force employee, who is subject to internal misconduct proceedings. Nicola Bacon, Director of People, said:
“Our people’s safety is of paramount importance so announcing a partnership with Refuge is a huge step in the right direction for the CNC.
Refuge supports thousands of people daily so their knowledge and expertise in this area can only help anyone within our organisation who needs it. I urge anyone within the constabulary to come forward any speak with our new Domestic Abuse Champions, or to self-refer to Refuge if you need support or advice because you are not alone – help is here for you.”
Refuge also supports male victims with one-stop-shop and support in the community services, as well as advice and support available via the Men’s Advice Line. T/Assistant Chief Constable Michael Vance added:
“Anyone can be the victim of domestic abuse, so it is crucial that help is available to all.
There is no stigma attached to anyone looking for help, and we will do all we can within the CNC to make sure those who need support get it thought our internal channels and new partnership with Refuge.”
As part of the CNC’s commitment to contributing to the ongoing efforts of policing to end violence against women and girls (VAWG), the CNC is also undertaking an initiative to establish Domestic Abuse Champions across the force. Up to 50 Champions will be trained across the organisation, with at least one being based at every location. The role of our Champions will be to provide guidance, to act as a supportive presence when needed.