Domestic abuse organisations issue joint statement
SafeLives and colleagues from domestic abuse charities sign a joint statement, explaining why it is so important we all take action if worried about someone’s safety.
“The weekend has been full of comment about the relationship we have with our neighbours.
“It’s not for us to judge what happens in anyone’s relationship, but it is for us all to take action if we are concerned about someone’s safety. That’s a natural human instinct. Let’s support it rather than challenge it.
“Don’t walk on by if you are worried. Ask if they are ok. Tell someone. Call the police.”
Suzanne Jacob, Chief Executive, SafeLives
Isabel Boyer, Chair of Trustees, SafeLives
Nicole Jacobs, Chief Executive, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence
Frank Mullane, Chief Executive, AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse)
Sarah Green, Co-Director, End Violence Against Women
Gudrun Burnet, Co-Founder, Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance
Kelly Henderson, Co-Founder, Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance
Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, Fawcett Society
Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive, Agenda
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Founder and Director, Surviving Economic Abuse
Mary Mason, Chief Executive, Solace Women’s Aid
Nicki Norman, Acting Co-Chief Executive, Women’s Aid Federation of England
Pragna Patel, Director, Southall Black Sisters
Nik Noone, Chief Executive, Galop
Nik Peasgood, Chief Executive, Leeds Women's Aid
Rachel Adamson, Director, Zero Tolerance
Dr Marsha Scott, Chief Executive, Scottish Women's Aid
Frances Beecher, Chief Executive, Llamau
Sian Morgan, Chief Executive, Hafan Cymru
Rory Macrae, National Coordinator, Caledonian System
Jo Todd, Chief Executive, Respect
Anthea Sully, Chief Executive, White Ribbon UK
Mhairi McGowan, Group Manager, ASSIST
Natalie Reeves, Chief Executive, Citizen's Advice Fylde
Julie Betterton, Founder and Chairperson, Pet Refuge Hampshire
Afrah Qassim, Founder/Director, Savera UK
Henu Cummins, Chief Executive, DAVSS
If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. If you are not in immediate danger, you can contact:
- In England: the Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership by Women’s Aid and Refuge): 0808 2000 247
- In Scotland: the 24 hour Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234
- In Northern Ireland: the 24 hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline: 0808 802 1414
- In Wales: the 24 hour Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800.
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)
- Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
- Respect helpline (for anyone worried about their own behaviour): 0808 802 0321
For further interviews and comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07394560466.