Posted on: 23rd November 2018
The White Ribbon Campaign
Why are people wearing White Ribbons?
The White Ribbon Campaign 25th November – 10th December
You may see staff around the school wearing a White Ribbon and wonder why. The White Ribbon is principally a symbol for men to show that they are saying NO to violence against women. In Worcestershire we are ALL wearing the White Ribbon and saying NO to domestic abuse of all kinds.
We hope that you are able to support this important campaign and help to raise awareness of domestic abuse by wearing a White Ribbon, so that the people affected by it will know that they are not alone and where to go to get help and support.
Wyre Forest and Hagley schools and 10.32 Children’s Centres are all supporting the campaign and information is available from Receptions or High School Community Ambassadors.
This year, in addition to promoting the Worcestershire Domestic Abuse helpline 0800 980 3331, we are raising awareness of a new male domestic abuse service in Worcestershire. The helpline number is 0800 014 9082 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. It is manned on a Tuesday between 11.00am and 3.00pm, although messages can be left at any time.
If someone is in need of immediate domestic abuse support, they can call 0800 980 3331 which is staffed 24 hours a day by trained workers. Both numbers are free and confidential.
A person doesn’t need to be assaulted to be a victim of domestic abuse – Coercive Controlling behaviour is a criminal offence. You can find out more about it and Clare’s Law, which gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them, by visiting www.worcestershiredomesticandsexualabuse.co.uk