Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain
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'Fair and softly goes far' - Miguel de Cervantes

Monday, 8 October 2007

Telephone helpline for victims of domestic violence

The Spanish government has set up a telephone helpline for victims of domestic violence; calls made to "016" will not appear in the 'last number dialled' list or on the bill. Although it has only now been launched formally, it has been operational since 3rd September on a trial basis and has already received 445 calls. The poignant voice-over on the advertisements for this service:




"For this never to happen again call 016 at the first sign of abuse. The telephone number 016 can change lives."


Sounds like a very useful service to me. Coincidentally I published a related story in my other (now dormant) blog recently here.

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