Women are being urged to think about whether their partner really is "boyfriend material" as part of a new domestic abuse campaign.

Enfield Council wants to help young women take control of their relationships and know the signs of domestic violence.

It has also been given £377k to launch the Mia Project, to help survivors flee domestic violence.

Is aimed at high-risk domestic abuse victims and survivors, often with complex needs, who are unlikely to have engaged with existing support services.

The Mia Project will provide dedicated, targeted support and will also offer therapy to children who have witnessed domestic violence.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for community safety and public health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “Awareness is growing and survivors are gaining confidence to come forward.

"However, there are still those at risk of repeated victimisation and some historically have not reached out - or don’t feel able to reach out - for support through existing, mainstream services.

“With this funding, we hope the Mia Project will help provide additional capacity and we also hope to see a reduction in the reliance on costly emergency and crisis services.

"Most importantly, we want to see a reduction in this type of despicable crime, and an improvement in the mental and physical wellbeing of survivors and their dependants once they have accessed our services.”

The award coincides with the launch of the second phase of Enfield Council’s domestic violence campaign, aimed at young women in particular to identify abuse and to help them seek advice. The latest campaign is called “Boyfriend Material?”, which highlights unacceptable behaviour in a relationship.

For more information on getting help, spotting the signs of abuse and more, go to www.enfield.gov.uk/dv.