Angus Council signs up to make a stand against domestic abuse
Angus Council has signed up to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to support victims of domestic abuse.
The local authority’s first step in the campaign was to appoint a champion to drive its activity in this area, with councillors Craig Fotheringham and Lois Speed both agreeing to fulfil the role.
Cllr Speed said: “I had absolutely no hesitation in signing the Make a Stand Pledge as unfortunately domestic abuse is a huge problem throughout the country, and sadly Angus is no exception. I’m very pleased that our housing team have taken such a robust response to help tackle these issues. I look forward to seeing greater awareness being raised, policy change come to fruition and further supports be made available.
“One incident in Angus is one too many and I hope that together we can all play our part in helping to protect and keep our most vulnerable citizens safe.”
Angus Council will carry out further work over the next nine months to:
- Devise and implement a policy to support victims of domestic abuse
- Make sure information for victims of domestic abuse is readily available on its website and other public places
- Make sure its staffing policies support people working for the council who experience domestic abuse.