1 September, 2014

Auburn Domestic Violence

Barnardos Auburn Children's Family Centre have added their voice to the 'No Excuse for Domestic Violence' campaign.

Staff and social work students at Barnardos Auburn Children's Family Centre, have added their voice to the 'No Excuse for Domestic Violence' campaign.

A response to the violent and tragic deaths of five women and children over the 2014 Easter weekend, the 'No Excuse' campaign is part of a multi-pronged reaction aimed at highlighting that there are never any valid excuses for domestic and family violence.

Barnardos temporary accommodation program manager Sonya Lawler said campaigns like this helped women realise that they were not alone and empowered them to speak out and find help.

"We want the Auburn community to know that Barnardos is here to support vulnerable families and children," she said.

"Our centre is well aware of the terrible consequences that domestic violence has on families and children and many of our programs provide support directly to families who are living with or have escaped domestic violence."

Ms Lawler said the point of the campaign which was organised by Domestic Violence NSW Inc (DVNSW), was to raise support within the community and to push the Federal Government for a National Domestic Violence summit.

Anyone in immediate danger, should call the police on Triple Zero (000); or for information, support and referrals, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.

(This article was first published in the Aurburn Review on 1 September, 2014.)