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Conference hears of innovative ways to tackle domestic abuse in Northumbria

07 Apr 2016 00:00 AM

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Today (Thursday, 7 April), Northumbria Police's Detective Chief Inspector Deborah Alderson was an expert speaker at this year's NE Crime Network Conference - speaking on policing the most harmful and serial domestic abuse perpetrators.

Every year the network brings together a group of practitioners, students, researchers and academics in the fields of criminology and criminal law - the idea being to discuss and share new ideas, ways of thinking and best practice.

DCI Alderson's presentation covered Northumbria Police's innovative use of multi-agency tasking and co-ordination (MATAC) processes, voluntary domestic abuse perpetrator programmes and domestic abuse proximity devices.

DCI Alderson, said: "Safeguarding domestic abuse victims and protecting families from domestic abuse and violence are absolute priorities for Northumbria Police.

"Here in Northumbria we have taken the step of focussing on the most harmful and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse and through the MATCAC process, which is about working closely with key partners and pooling our resources, we are working hard to stop this incredibly harmful behaviour."

If you suspect someone you know is suffering emotional or physical abuse call 0800 066 5555 for independent and confidential advice. In an emergency call 999.





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