Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Call for Help Spotting Abuse

news_fist.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:02am 25th November 2011

Cornwall is being urged to speak out for victims of abuse.

It is as statistics show a twenty percent rise in adult cases last year. More than three hundred and fifty Cornish children are being protected too.

Now a new campaign is running called "If you see something - say something."

Amy from St Austell was a victim of domestic violence. She said, "Just in my family alone I'm the fourth generation of children to be taken into care. But it's been at the extreme end of the violence. Leading up to it nobody has spoken out."

"Because it's been kind of normalised in my family it was very difficult for somebody to question it and to stop it at an early time. Sometimes it takes that outside person to have that impact at the beginning before it escalates to an extreme end,"

Rob Cooper is heading up the new campaign in Cornwall. He said, "They are dealt with sensitively. Half of these instances happen in people's own homes. Although the authorities can be there we need the eyes and ears of the public, friends, relatives, neighbours to help us do our job."

Armand Toms, the Council’s lead member for adult care and support said, “In the first instance try and contact someone you trust. This could be a friend, family member, carer, doctor or nurse, a social worker or member of the police. This person can then make a safeguarding alert.”

If you do not have someone you can talk to, you can phone one of the two special units set up to handle safeguarding referrals. The numbers are 0300 1234 131 to report concerns about vulnerable adults or 0300 1231 116 for concerns about children and young people.

6:02am 25th November 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
girl on phone

WATCH: The Secret Way To Call 999 If You Cannot Talk

Cornwall Police say everyone should know this!

polrun fowey pensioner rescue

Lifeboat Crew Help Rush Pensioner To Hospital

The ambulance couldn't get close enough at Polruan

Most read
police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

police tape

Alleged Assault Cordons Off Cornish Park

It happened in Wadebridge and one man has been arrested

Top articles

PHOTOS: Did A 'Shark Bite' Kill This Dolphin?

Cornwall News: WARNING: You may find these images upsetting

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Piccadilly Circus goes dark as billboards switched off

National News: The giant billboards that have lit up London's Piccadilly Circus for more than 100 years have been switched off for renovation.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Glastonbury 2017: Country legend Kris Kristofferson to perform

Showbiz News: Kris Kristofferson has been announced as the second confirmed act to play the Pyramid Stage in Glastonbury this year.

Rape suspect admits attacks on 100 schoolgirls in India

World News: A man arrested by Indian police has admitted sexually assaulting more than 100 young girls, preying on them as they left school at the end of the day.

Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

Amazon Echo orders doll houses after 'hearing' TV presenter talking

Strange News: A US TV station has been inundated with complaints after viewers' voice-commanded Amazon Echo systems "heard" a presenter's remarks about doll houses - and started ordering them.

Newer article

Testing Times for Cornish Schools

Cornwall News: Dozens set to shut during the strikes

Older article

"Plague" of Potholes in Southwest

Cornwall News: Numbers rise after big freeze last year

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.