We believe that everyone has a right to live in a safe place, without fear. We are fighting to end domestic violence, come together, and say ‘no’ to violence against women and girls.

Thursday 25 November is White Ribbon Day, and the 16 days following this is known as the ’16 Days of Action’. The 2021 campaign is for men across the UK to take action and make a stand about male violence against women #AllMenCan. We have committed our support to raise awareness of this important campaign and help people get the support they need.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 has been introduced to help protect victims and encourage perpetrators to seek help. To read the legislation in full, please click here.

What you can do to show support

  1. Wear a white ribbon

Show your support and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to wear a white ribbon too!

  1. Make the White Ribbon Promise

We want as many men as possible to make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

  1. Be active on social media

Follow the White Ribbon Twitter page and spread the word using these hashtags: #WhiteRibbon #AllMenCan #MakeThePromise

Over the next 18 months, we will be working to achieve the DAHA accreditation so that we are well equipped to identify domestic abuse, prevent it, and provide help for those affected.

Clare’s Law - Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

If you’re worried that your partner may have been abusive in the past, the police may be able to check if they have a record of abusive behaviour. You can apply for a disclosure request if you are worried about your partner, ex-partner or even for someone else’s safety.

There are many ways you can contact the police to make a request:

  • visit a police station
  • phone 101, the non-emergency number for the police
  • speak to a member of the police on the street

If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm or if you are in danger, you should always call 999.

Sarah’s Law - Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme

As a parent, carer, or guardian you can ask the police for information about a person who has contact with your child, or a child close to you, if you are concerned, they may be at risk.

There are many ways you can contact the police to make a request:

  • visit a police station
  • phone 101, the non-emergency number for the police
  • speak to a member of the police on the street

If you believe a child is in immediate risk of harm or danger, you should always call 999.

Support and advice

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse you are not alone, and we can help. We work with local authorities, partners and survivors to offer valuable help and support where is it most needed. If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm or in danger, you should always call 999.

  • National Domestic Abuse helpline

For independent advice and support, you can visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk or freephone the 24-hour hotline 0808 200 0247.

  • Safe Spaces

We have added the Safe Spaces widget on our website - discreet specialist support for people experiencing domestic abuse. You can access this at any point when visiting our website, by scrolling to the bottom and clicking the blue ‘Safe Spaces’ logo.

The Safe Spaces webpage does not appear in your internet history and has a quick exit function.

  • More information on domestic abuse

For more information on how to notice the signs, get help and/or report domestic abuse, please visit our domestic abuse page.

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