Domestic Abuse: Celebs rally to end those living in fear of Valentine ’s Day

Published on: Monday, 08-February-2016

Shocking statistics revealed as part of a North West campaign being launched ahead of Valentine’s Day shows 90% of children have experienced or witnessed some form of domestic abuse.

The initiative which will be running across areas in Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire is asking people to wear the ‘Be a Lover not a Fighter’ badge and offer another to a friend or family member in a bid to encourage people to talk about the problem and know what they should do to help if someone is experiencing domestic abuse.

Knowsley Council is proud to support the ‘Be a Lover not a Fighter’ campaign which is asking everyone to get involved whatever your background is. Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate and we need to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves – the 90% of children who are witnessing domestic abuse every day. Let’s work in partnership to change these statistics and put an end to domestic abuse once and for all.”

For more information about the campaign, where the engagement events are being held or to find out how you can pledge your support go to