New campaign against abuse

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To raise awareness of domestic abuse among young people, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Police and G4S are launching a new and innovative poster campaign.

Karen Shooter, county domestic abuse manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The recent change in the definition of domestic abuse highlights that it is not always physical and that young people suffer abuse in their relationships too.

“We’re keen for young people to design a poster which appeals directly to people of their age group (between 15-18), to really help us get the message out there. So, if you and your friends want to get involved, or if you work with young people, run a community centre or social club, we want to hear from you.

“Entries must be in by October 4, and the winner, as well as winning a Netbook, will have their design made into a countywide campaign.”

Sarah Norburn, domestic abuse coordinator at Lincolnshire Police, added: “Working with G4S and Lincolnshire County Council to raise awareness and involve young people in creating a local campaign is another step to highlight the issue and ensure people know where to go for support.”

To get involved or for more information, contact Karen Shooter on 01522 554509 or via email: karen.shooter@lincolnshire.gov.uk or visit www.domesticabuselincolnshire.com.