British Consulate raises issue of domestic violence

The National Police and Guardia Civil attended.

THE British Consulate in Malaga held an event to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence amongst British nationals in Andalucia. 

At the event, organised in collaboration with Mijas Town Hall and Costa Women, Vice-Consul Rosslyn Crotty said “Our primary focus is to help the vulnerable; with the large number of the arrests we receive relating to domestic violence, we need to let British nationals know this is a real concern and advise them where to go to seek help”.

Amongst the speakers were the National Police, Guardia Civil, The Soroptmists International, SAVA (Servicio de Asistencia a la Victima en Andalucia) and the Centro de Mujer and Social Services. 

Encarna Daunis, a lawyer and representative from the Centro de Mujer and Social Services, stressed the importance of including as much information as possible when making a ‘denuncia’, or official complaint, to the police.  

Both the National Police and the Guardia Civil operate an electronic tag system similar to that in the UK, allowing the police to keep track of offenders with restraining orders in place.  

If you or anyone you know needs assistance relating to domestic or gender violence, call 900 200 999, 016 where English speaking support is available.

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