New police initiatives to protect victims of domestic violence
- AuthorMike Devlin
Lancashire police are considering new ways of protecting repeat victims of domestic violence which includes putting cameras into the family home. Whilst the practicalities of this are yet to be announced, it is believed that having cameras at the scene will not only deter abusers but also provide evidence of the abuse and the effects upon the family.
Organisations working with families in these situations are welcoming the initiatives as reports reveal an increase in incidents of domestic violence within our communities as families come under increasing pressure as a result of the down turn in the economic climate.
Alongside the use of cameras, the police are also proposing more use of technology including supplying small alarms containing tracking devices to enable a victim to be located quickly.
What do you think? Would you be happy to have cameras in your home? Do you think having a camera would provide more protection?
By family law solicitor, Mandy Rimmer