Help for domestic violence victims

West Bay Police along with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Family Support Unit officers will be hosting a domestic violence session, focusing on the impact that violence has on children.

The session will be held at the John A. Cumber Primary School, West Bay, on 3 November, at 7:00pm, and will offer advice for those who are dealing with domestic violence, addressing the impact that it has on families and in particular the children.

Staff from the Department of Children and Family Services will also be in attendance to answer any welfare questions that may arise.

‘Many victims, children included, blame themselves for the abuse that they are suffering, but it is not their fault,’ said RCIPS Chief Inspector Angelique Howell. ‘There are many things that the victim can do to get help and we are holding this event to help by providing information and pointing them in the right direction.’

Ms Howell also pointed out that many of the islands’ violence issues stem from family breakdown.

‘This session is a good way to start making a difference in your life and that of your children.’ she said.