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Flintshire AM Carl Sargeant praises Deeside Domestic Abuse Safety Unit

THE winners of a Trinity Mirror/Scottish Power Your Champions award have been praised by Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant.

Staff at the Deeside Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU) were recently crowned regional Team of the Year in the annual awards.

Mr Sargeant nominated the DASU for the award and following the ceremony called in at the unit’s headquarters in Shotton to personally congratulate the team.

He said: “I was delighted to hear the news that the team had been successful.

“I know the importance and value of the safety unit to local victims of domestic abuse and I am really pleased that they have gained recognition and reward for their fabulous efforts.”

The specially trained advisers at Deeside DASU give advice on how to recognise signs of abuse, personal safety, how to access safe houses and ways to regain self confidence and move on from an abusive relationship.