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Project details

Reduction type

Secondary prevention


Area

Doncaster


Funding amount

£5,120


Purpose

The purpose of the project is to purchase window shock alarms dummy CCTV cameras to protect victims of domestic and sexual abuse from further harm and witness intimidation.

Quick summary

1,450 items of security equipment purchased for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. 2,000 badges purchased for practitioners trained in domestic abuse as part of a campaign to encourage reporting


The purpose of a personal safety alarm is to shock and disorientate an attacker, giving a victim vital seconds to get away. This is vital when trying to protect victims of domestic and sexual abuse, particularly in stalking cases, witness intimidation or ongoing abuse and violence.

Window alarms alert the home owner to anyone trying to gain access to their property and again gives them time to call 999.

Dummy CCTV cameras act as a deterrent for perpetrators who continue to stalk or harass their victim. The Violence Reduction Unit Grant enabled Doncaster domestic and sexual abuse services to purchase 1,450 items of security equipment for victims.

The grant also paid for 2,000 domestic abuse badges to be worn by all professionals that have undertaken domestic abuse training. This will show victims and communities that domestic abuse will not be tolerated and give them the confidence to report the abuse

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