The Donegal Domestic Violence Service and the Donegal Volunteer Centre are teaming up to inform community workers / general public on how to support victims of domestic abuse post-lockdown.

To book a place on the Domestic Abuse Awareness Session with Donegal Domestic Violence Service, 26th April @2pm Zoom, visit:

Domestic Abuse is a recurring issue within our communities and one that has become heightened during the Covid19 period, with the numbers of reported Domestic Abuse incidents having grown dramatically over the last year.

Donegal Volunteer Centre with their partners are working with the Donegal Domestic Violence Service to help inform community workers and the general public about the issue of domestic abuse, what to watch out for and what to do if a disclosure is made.

With a view to supporting community groups and individuals, should this issue arise and to promote awareness, DVC, with partners, The Donegal PPN, Inishowen Development Partnership & Donegal Local Development Company have arranged a 1 hour Zoom Information session led by Donegal Domestic Violence Service.

The session is journey through domestic abuse looking at the different types of abuse, the challenges that victims face in leaving an abusive relationship and finally the supports available to victims. There is a section on the impact on children and for some voluntary groups it will be through children that disclosures of domestic abuse are made. The presentation looks at tools and resources on domestic abuse available to community groups working within Donegal and provides opportunities for questions and discussion.

The session will be held via Zoom on the 26th April @ 2pm and can be booked via the following link