Yorkshire-based charities Staying Put and DVS are highlighting domestic abuse issues during Bradford Safeguarding Week.

The week begins on Monday 25 June with a launch at Holmewood Connect in Bradford. On the same day Staying Put will be working alongside the Creative Butterfly Project in a workshop in The Hive, Shipley for professionals who work with victims of domestic abuse.

The week will also include an event on South Asian communities and the barriers to reporting safeguarding issues. This event takes place on Tuesday June 26 at the Quaker Meeting House in Bradford.

Yasmin Khan, director of Staying Put, said: “The Creative Butterfly Project celebrates and focuses on positive aspects of oneself as a person who is rebuilding after experiencing domestic abuse. This workshop is a great opportunity for professionals to gain an insight into the process.

“Our staff are involved in a number of events during Safeguarding Week – it’s crucial that we all work together with other agencies to raise awareness and keep people safe.”

Other events will include  Thursday June 28 Staying Put staff will be presenting a training session on LGBT and domestic abuse, at Equity Centre, Bradford, presented by Staying Put on Thursday June 28, with a final event on Friday June 29 where Staying Put will be presenting a workshop at the Women of Keighley Project, at Central Hall in Alice Street, Keighley.

For more information about all the events taking part during Bradford Safeguarding Week, go to http://bradfordscb.org.uk

The Staying Put and DVS Freephone helpline is open Monday to Friday, 0808 2800999.

The National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline is open 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247.

For more information on the services provided by Staying Put, go to www.stayingput.uk.net