New security for domestic abuse victims

PUBLISHED: 11:32 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:40 15 June 2010

A new scheme to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse has been launched by Devon's Strategic Housing Group with support from the ADVA partnership (Against Domestic Violence and Abuse) in Devon.

A new scheme to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse has been launched by Devon's Strategic Housing Group with support from the ADVA partnership (Against Domestic Violence and Abuse) in Devon.The Devon Sanctuary Scheme aims to help victims to feel safe and secure within their own homes. It offers a range of security options, from window locks, stronger doors, panic alarms and fire safety equipment, to creating a safe room within the house, strengthened to prevent unauthorised entry for sufficient time for police to arrive.One aim is to prevent people from becoming homeless due to domestic violence or abuse.


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