• Roger Moore was a victim of Domestic Violence

    roger-moore-domestic-violence-victimWhen a celebrity comes forward and speaks out about domestic violence, people often, including the media take note.

    Although difficult and traumatic for the celebrity it can be so positive for other victims, as it puts the topic of domestic violence with all it’s complexities, in the spotlight for a while, and it encourages other victims to come forward, or recognize that they are not alone or isolated in their experience.

    When the celebrity is a male, this is again positive, as it quite rightly highlights, that men also suffer as victims of domestic violence too, whether they are in a heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual relationship.

    Roger Moore – Victim of Domestic Violence.

    In general it is now recognised that domestic violence is widely under reported to key agencies such as the police, but with the governments focus at present on violence against women and children; and because of this, an adaptation of other agencies remits changing to fit in with this focus, to ensure continued funding criteria is met which seems to be taking place, males may be more inclined to not come forward and report when they are a victim.

    There is also a need to look at what services are available to support male victims, and also what services are available for female perpetrators or perpetrators from a same sex relationship? What messages are we sending out to these such victims. Do all agencies understand that males can be victims too, or are some still clinging onto the myths that male victims are perpetrators trying to claim self defence?

    We have a long way to go in ensuring we have a level playing field for all victims of domestic violence, but with the strength and bravery of individuals such as Sir Roger Moore, coming forward and vocalizing their experiences, it might just highlight to not just those who have a statutory duty, but all of us that have a moral duty, that we ensure we are doing are utmost to support all victims of domestic violence, even when that victim is male.

    However if the awareness is increased, and male victims come forward for help, we need to ensure the services meet their needs, and that we do not through ignorance or mismanagement of our resources, send out a negative message which sends the male victim back to the violence and abuse behind closed doors, because they don’t feel supported or that help is out there for them.

    For more information on dealing with domestic violence and helping victims of domestic violence, contact me, Tina Royles, on 01244 760 113.

    My aim with this website is to provide the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education in order to enhance overall health and wellbeing.

    For more information on dealing with domestic violence and helping victims of domestic violence, contact me, Tina Royles, on 01244 760 113.

    This website provides people who have experienced domestic violence, or those who want to help a domestic violence victim with the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education in order to enhance overall health and wellbeing.

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    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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