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College host ‘No Age Limit’: The Hidden Face of Domestic Abuse

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We were proud to host Age UK Barnsley and its partner’s conference: ‘No Age Limit’: The Hidden Face of Domestic Abuse.

The conference took place on Thursday 20 July and focused on tackling domestic abuse in older households and improving the local offer in Barnsley.

This event was arranged, with support from Safer Barnsley Partnership, by the following organisations:

  • Age UK Barnsley
  • Barnsley Council
  • Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS)
  • NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
  • South Yorkshire Police

Commenting, Age UK Barnsley Chair of Trustees Tricia Watters, said: “We were pleased that the “No Age Limit: Hidden Face of Domestic Abuse” conference brought together key partners, practitioners and organisations involved in tackling domestic abuse in older households to raise awareness around this vitally important issue and strengthen our local offer.

“We know from the work that we do in our communities that there is no age limit to domestic abuse. Older people are just as likely to suffer from violence, coercion and abuse in their later years, from a spouse or other family members. Many of these adults are reluctant to come forward and seek help and support as they don’t see images of themselves in the press. Our mission is to ensure that no older person has to live in fear of domestic abuse and violence.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in organising this conference; in particular the fantastic local organisations who came along to share their knowledge and the team at Barnsley College who made us feel very welcome.”

Last updated: 21st July 2023

Originally posted on: 21st July 2023

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