Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire is backing a campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the county and to get people talking about the issue.
Statistics reveal that 90% of domestic abuse is witnessed by children. The ‘Be a Lover not a Fighter’ campaign, which is running across Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside, aims to get people talking about domestic abuse and raise awareness online.
Local events are taking place in Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, Burnley and Blackburn and residents are urged to pledge their support online and take part in the social media campaign.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire Clive Grunshaw, said:
“The fact that 90% of domestic abuse is witnessed by children is shocking and it has to stop.
“Tackling domestic abuse is one of my key priorities and that involves raising awareness in society that this is an issue no one can afford to turn a blind eye to. We cannot ignore domestic abuse or claim it is not happening – stopping it requires society as a whole to stand against it.
“Spreading that message is what the Be a Lover not a Fighter campaign is all about, and I am delighted to be able to support it.
“I am proud to say that my office was awarded White Ribbon status in 2015 which demonstrates my continued commitment to ending domestic abuse. I will continue to raise awareness and to support the great work of domestic violence services across the county.”
“I would like to encourage everyone in Lancashire to get behind the campaign and to pledge your support.”
Visit lovernotfighter.org for further information and to get involved.