THURROCK Council’s portfolio holder for children’s services, Cllr Bukky Okunade, has welcomed the Essex Police-led Standing Together campaign.
Councils across the county are backing the anti-domestic violence campaign launched recently.
Cllr Okunade said: “Children are often the forgotten victims in what is a hidden crime.
“Domestic violence happens behind closed doors and closed curtains and it needs to be brought into the light.
“As many people as possible need to show their support for the campaign to help eliminate this scourge from society.”
Thurrock Council, along with Essex Police, the county council and other Essex authorities are encouraging local people to join with them and make a stand – take a photograph of their feet and post to Facebook or Twitter using #tweetyourfeet and #notodomesticabuse.
Cllr Okunade has tweeted her support from @BukkyOkunade “I’m supporting #tweetyourfeet for #notodomesticabuse in #thurrock @thurrock”council pic.twitter.com/UW9ae2vwEt”.
She added: “I encourage everyone to show their support for this campaign.”