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White Ribbon Day

Supporting those affected by domestic violence and abuse in our community.

Today is White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime, it can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation or culture.

Domestic abuse doesn’t have to be physical. The abuse can be emotional or psychological, sexual or financial. Domestic abuse can come from a partner, ex-partner or family member.

A healthy and safe relationship isn’t one where you feel afraid, belittled or controlled. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable or you notice that you’re changing your behaviour because you are worried about how the other person will react, it may be a sign that the relationship is unhealthy. If you recognise any of these signs in your relationships, what you are experiencing is not ok and you do not have to accept it. There is help and support available to you from Camden Safety Net.

Supporting Camden staff affected by domestic abuse

To mark White Ribbon Day, this month we have been working with local businesses and organisations to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse and promote Camden Safety Net.

Businesses across the borough have agreed to share our campaign marketing material by putting it up in staff areas and sharing on their internal communications channels. The posters promote the Camden Safety Net helpline, which is our dedicated advice service for anyone living, working or studying in Camden. We have also offered to work with the businesses to update their internal HR policy and offered internal training.

Organisations involved include the Guardian, the British Library, Simon & Schuster, UCL, the Wellcome Collection, Voluntary Action Camden and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Local services including the Metropolitan Police, the London Fire Brigade and Camden Clinical Commissioning Group have also supported the campaign by selling ribbons and publicising the campaign.

Camden Safety Net

Tel: 020 7974 2526 Text: 07814 671 427 Email: camdensafetynet@camden.gov.uk

To find out more about Camden Safety Net and the signs of domestic abuse, visit camden.gov.uk/know

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