Members of the TV Edwards family team were delighted to attend and support the official launch of the charity True Honour at the House of Commons on 10th October 2016.
True Honour is a charity that assists survivors of forced marriage, honour based violence and female genital mutilation. The charity also works in conjunction with police forces, health practitioners and Local Authorities across England and provides training to professionals so that survivors of abuse are identified at the earliest opportunity and provided with the necessary support. Its founder, Sarbjit Athwal, has personal experience of honour based violence and wishes to use her personal experience to highlight these issues within our society and to raise awareness.
The event itself was hosted by James Berry MP for Kingston and Surbiton and was attended by legal professionals, members of the police force and charities, amongst others. Further information about True Honour can be found by accessing its website at http://www.truehonour.org.uk/
Here at TV Edwards our solicitors can provide emergency advice on how to protect you and any children involved if you are concerned about such issues affecting you or someone your know. If you are at immediate risk we act quickly to obtain protection and to take steps to ensure the orders are complied with and enforced.
We have several specialist solicitors accredited in the area of domestic abuse and our Head of Department Alison Leivesley is an accredited specialist in forced marriage and honour based violence. We work closely with other local agencies and can provide advice on all of the options open to you. This means that you can make the best, informed decisions and keep your family safe.