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Kelly wants sanctuaries.

High-security "safe rooms" should be created in the homes of all domestic violence victims who want them, Ruth Kelly due to was tell local councils today.

The Communities Secretary was to demand action across England in a bid to stop thousands of women and children being made homeless every year.

So-called "sanctuaries" with alarms, CCTV cameras, mortise locks, smoke alarms, security lights and reinforced doors and windows have proved successful in some areas.

Ms Kelly wants the scheme to be available to all beaten women whose abusive partners no longer live with them and where the police deem it a safe and appropriate option.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Dec 19, 2006
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