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Course helps men address 'relationship conflict'

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Slough Borough Council

A course is being launched to help men who mistreat their loved ones change their behaviour

The 12-week course in Slough is aimed at helping men who recognise their behaviour is "not healthy" and help them find solutions to their "relationship-based conflict".

Angharad Jones of Thames Valley Police said: “We recognise that there is not always support for men wanting to address their behaviour.

“We want to offer them the opportunity to do this in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.”

Domestic abuse 'champions' network is revived

A scheme that trained people in the community, like teachers or employers, to spot the signs of domestic abuse and encourage victims to seek help is being revived today.

The Cumbria Domestic Abuse Champions Network brings together police, the county council which runs social services, and the Women's Community Matters group.

Police believe many victims of abuse, mostly but not all women, do not seek help from the authorities.

Money from the government's Department of Communities and Local Government has been topped up with support from the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner to pay for the programme.

Sadly, domestic and sexual abuse is still under-reported in the county. The more we can do together to raise awareness, the better."

Peter McCallPolice and Crime Commissioner