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Congratulations on the two-page feature
on domestic abuse, and publicising the launch of the new Domestic
Abuse Project for Burngreave (issue
39 March 2004) – the launch went very well and the
helpline has started receiving referrals.
It’s great to see a thriving local newspaper
reflecting a wide range of issues and concerns, and to realise
the amount of community activism that’s going on in
For future reference, the statistic quoted at
the top of the first page should say that domestic abuse,
“…accounts for a quarter of all recorded violent
crime”. We know that much more goes unrecorded, this
is a common mistake.
Our only other concern was that the contact
list included our number for Sheffield DA Forum, when in fact
we don’t provide any services. Never mind, hopefully
none of this will cause problems for service users.
Co-ordinator, Sheffield Domestic Abuse Forum
Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project
offers confidential practical and emotional support to women
who have experienced domestic abuse, helping to change their
situation and recover from their experience. The team includes
English, Urdu, Punjabi and Mirpuri speakers. Other translators
can be arranged. Helpline: 272 6021.