A COMMUNITY conference to help break the cycle of domestic violence is being held for people of Dumbarton and the Vale.

The No Home for Domestic Abuse - Breaking the Cycle event will take place on November 14 in Clydebank Town Hall.

The aim of the forum is to start a conversation about what the community can do to help reduce domestic crime.

During the event, the audience will hear from Police Scotland, as well as senior officers behind the council’s innovative No Home for Domestic Abuse policy and West Dunbartonshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

Guests will be invited to participate in discussions about the challenges faced when dealing with domestic violence.

Councillor Diane Docherty, convener of housing and communities, said: “While this crime typically takes place behind closed doors, there are things that the whole community can do to help reduce it.

“This conference is a great chance to learn a bit more about what domestic abuse can be, and how we can all work together to combat it.”

The event has been created alongside the council’s No Home for Domestic Abuse campaign, which introduced a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within local authority properties.

The policy, which was launched last June, brought in measures to ensure victims have immediate access to practical help and specialist legal assistance.

The conference has been organised on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership, including West Dunbartonshire Council , West Dunbartonshire HSCP, West Dunbartonshire CVS and Police Scotland. 

To register for the event, which begins at 9am, please email info@wdcvs.com or call 0141 941 0886.

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