Abused men’s group appoints a staffer
A CHARITY said it has created the first paid job to tackle domestic abuse against men.
Abused Men In Scotland (AMIS) has appointed Aaron Slater as helpline and support manager to increase its support for men who suffer domestic abuse.
Mr Slater will manage volunteers who answer calls on the AMIS phone helpline and work with other charities to improve support for victims.
AMIS said it provides information and support to males aged over 16 who suffer domestic abuse, regardless of their situation. It also aims to raise awareness of the impact domestic abuse can have on men and their families.
Mr Slater said: “It is so important that, as a society, we recognise that domestic abuse does happen to men and it is a very serious issue. Men face real barriers to coming forward and asking for help.”
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