Herts police sport white ribbons to highlight domestic violence

Police wear white ribbons to show support for victims of domestic abuse

Police wear white ribbons to show support for victims of domestic abuse - Credit: Archant

Police officers and staff across Herts wore white ribbons on a global awareness day to show their support against domestic abuse and violence.

International White Ribbon Day, on Tuesday last week, was part of a global movement campaigning for an end to violence against women.

The Herts police supported the day to highlight the work the force does to protect all victims and survivors.

Domestic abuse manager Sarah Taylor said: “Any awareness which raises the plight of domestic abuse and encourages people to speak out against it gets our full support.

“We also used this day to increase awareness of our 08 088 088 088 helpline number.

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“It is free to call and is open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday.

“We are also looking at ways we can find long term solutions to preventing domestic abuse – for example, through a pilot scheme in Stevenage that works with first-time offenders to address the complex issues that lead them to harm a loved one, and reduce the chances of them re-offending.”

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