Stand against domestic abuse this World Cup

The 2018 World Cup starts on 14 June and runs until 15 July, with 64 games being played in total. During the tournament, many people will be supporting their team and enjoying the matches, but for some it is a time of fear and abuse.

Support poster for anyone affected by domestic violence

Domestic abuse increases during high-profile games at the World Cup – across the UK there is an increase in reported domestic violence during all major sporting events. On days when England played during the 2014 World Cup, there was an increase of 25% in reported domestic abuse incidents.

Croydon FJC (Family Justice Centre) provides access to support services for anyone affected by domestic abuse. The team will seek to ensure the safety of anyone affected by listening to their concerns.

If this is your experience, or you know someone who needs help and support, please contact the FJC on 020 8688 0100, or the free National Domestic Violence Helpline, open 24 hours a day, on 0808 2000 247. You can also contact Croydon FJC via email: fjc@croydon.gov.uk