Domestic Abuse & Operation Encompass
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Victim Support: How to help those living with abuse or control during Coronavirus
Victim Support: Living with abuse or control during Coronavirus
Pharmacies launch codeword scheme to offer ‘lifeline’ to domestic abuse victims
Recently the Home Office launched a domestic abuse codeword scheme in thousands of pharmacies across the UK. The Ask for ANI codeword scheme allows those at risk or suffering from domestic abuse to discreetly signal to pharmacy staff that they need help accessing support. A trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services, such as a national or local domestic abuse helpline.
Domestic Abuse Team Survey
We are carrying out a needs assessment about domestic abuse in Sandwell.
We want to identify any gaps or barriers to support and to consider potential areas for improvement.
We would like to hear from people in Sandwell who have been a victim or survivor of domestic abuse and are inviting you to take part in a short survey. We are seeking a wide range of views from victims and survivors, including older and younger people, LGBT+ communities, people with disabilities and people from all ethnicities and backgrounds.
The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7Z8SVS9 For advice on domestic abuse please visit Black Country Women’s Aid or www.sandwell.gov.uk/domesticabuse