Abuse: Let’s Tackle It in the 2024 Euros

The men’s UEFA Euro football tournament will be held in Germany from 14th June to 14th July. However, few people know that incidents of domestic abuse often increase during major football tournaments.

Abuse: Let’s Tackle It’ is a campaign that exists to raise awareness of this issue and highlight different areas of support available if it affects you or someone you love.

Domestic violence abuse can be any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between people who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender. Domestic violence abuse can affect anyone, whatever your background.

Data in 2022 showed that reported incidents of domestic abuse increased by:

  • 26% when England played
  • 38% if England lost a game
  • 11% the next day, win or lose

We also know that gambling increases during tournaments, and the links between gambling and both immediate and ongoing domestic abuse are significant.

All forms of domestic violence abuse are not acceptable in any situation. If you’re experiencing domestic violence abuse and feel frightened of, or controlled by, a partner, an ex-partner or family member, it’s important to remember it’s not your fault and there’s no shame in seeking help.

How can we help you?

  • We can help you feel safer in your home
  • We can help you find specialist organisations to offer you support and advice
  • All reports of domestic violence abuse will be dealt with in confidence

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Abuse: Let’s Tackle It in the 2024 Euros