World Cup 2022

Released on 17 November 2022

South Staffordshire council news

South Staffordshire Council is urging football fans to 'show domestic abuse the red card' with the start of the World Cup this week.  

Research shows that incidents of domestic abuse rise sharply when England play in a tournament by up to 25 per cent, so the Council has teamed up with partners from the local Community Safety Partnership to deliver some important messages.  

With the first football game kicking off this weekend, people will be watching the games from their local pub or home. This could increase tensions within households, resulting in incidences of domestic abuse.   In response to this, the Council's Community Safety Partnership has teamed up with local partners including Staffordshire Police, New Era (domestic abuse service), the Staffordshire Commissioner's Office and local authorities across Staffordshire to relaunch their domestic abuse campaign over the football season.

If you are a victim you can get support from New Era's Domestic Abuse Service's Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 24-hour confidential helpline on 0300 303 3778 or access their 24/7 live chat facility at

If you are a perpetrator of domestic abuse you can get advice and help from New Era Domestic Abuse Service on 01785 904770.

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