Essex: Social media success for domestic violence campaign

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Social media success for domestic violence campaign Social media success for domestic violence campaign

MILLIONS of people have been made aware of a new domestic violence campaign in Essex.

All the counties councils, police and a number of survivors of abuse are supporting the Standing Together initiative.

Social media shares on Facebook and Twitter saw the campaign go global within hours following its launch last month with #tweetyourfeet and #notodomesticabuse trending.

Dick Madden, cabinet member for Children and Families at Essex County Council, said: “The figures are outstanding, I am truly pleased and overwhelmed not only have we reached so many people, but survivors and victims have felt empowered to come forward for support because of the campaign.”

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, from Essex Police, added: “The reaction from the people of Essex and beyond has been fantastic.

“Survivors have told us because of this campaign they have found the courage to leave abusive relationships."

For more information and advice visit www.essex.police.uk/standingtogether

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