Alex Scott inspired to prevent other women experiencing domestic abuse
Former England Footballer Alex Scott has given an inspirational interview on BBC Woman’s Hour stating that her father’s comments denying her allegations of abuse have ‘lit a fire’ in her and inspired her to use her platform to prevent other women from experiencing domestic abuse.
The statistics around domestic abuse are deplorable, it is believed that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime. This leads to on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year.
Alex Scott stated that: “he’s lit a new fire in me yesterday. Because what I will do is do all I can to help women in this position.”
Head of Family Law Ruth Harris at PCB Solicitors said “It is inspiring to hear a role model like Alex Scott talk about domestic abuse, often people assume they are the only one going through this situation and they are alone, but this certainly isn’t the case. As well as other unfortunate victims there are also a number of local charities such as West Mercia Women’s Aid and Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre who can provide help and support”
Although Legal Aid cuts have severely impacted people’s ability to seek representation in family proceedings, it is available for victims of domestic abuse to seek injunctions against ex-partners and family members including parents to protect them from further abuse. It also allows advice in relation to Divorce, Matrimonial Finances and Children matters. Victims of domestic abuse should contact PCB Solicitors for a free initial case assessment, an experienced family lawyer will then be able to assess their eligibility for Legal Aid and what assistance they can receive to protect them from further harm.If you have suffered domestic abuse and need legal support then contact PCB Solicitors today on 01743 248148.