All I want for Christmas…

“All I want for Christmas is a safe and happy home.”

It’s a sad fact that family violence increases over the Christmas holidays, but only a quarter of incidents are reported to the police. If you see, hear or suspect that someone you know is being hurt – even if it’s just a gut feeling – don’t ignore it. Showing you care could be the best Christmas present you give. Here are some tips:

  • It’s OK to help.
  • Offer practical stress-reducers such as babysitting, shared meals or time out.
  • Create safe opportunities for someone you are worried about to talk to you and share what’s happening.
  • If you are worried about a child, contact Police or other professionals.

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