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Police to Host Domestic Abuse Conference

Issued: 19 Feb 2007

An acclaimed play based on a one woman's experience of domestic abuse will be the main feature at the forthcoming Ross, Cromarty and Skye Domestic Abuse conference.

The conference is to be held this Wednesday (21 February 2007) at Ross County Football Stadium, Dingwall and is being co-hosted by Ross, Cromarty & Skye Area Command and Ross shire Women's Aid.

There will be inputs from the Procurator Fiscal, Family Law Solicitors, Women's Aid and a short DVD presented by the Ross and Cromarty Youth Forum.

The conference is expected to welcome around 120 delegates from a variety of professions across the Ross, Cromarty and Skye area.

Constable Carrie Shanks, Community Safety Officer and Domestic Abuse Liaison Officer for Ross and Cromarty said: "Domestic abuse is an extremely serious issue and Police continue to deal robustly with those who carry out this crime. The Force also works closely with those who become victims of such abuse.

"Although we see many instances of domestic abuse being reported to us, so often the abuse happens behind closed doors and is not reported.


"The day is aimed at raising an awareness on the issues that surround domestic abuse in our area and how we can better understand the issues concerning those who experience it.

"Ross shire Women's Aid and police are co-hosting this event and it is hoped that the conference will be informative and beneficial too all those attending."

Marilyn Ross, Ross-shire Women's aid worker, said: "Ross-shire Women's Aid welcomes the opportunity to co-host this conference along side Northern Constabulary. We believe by working together in this way we are giving out the clear and important message that there is Zero tolerance on domestic abuse both in our own area and across Highlands.

"Domestic abuse does not favour any class, colour or creed, it is a huge problem in our society and although a lot of work is being done to help those experiencing domestic abuse there is no room for complacency."

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