A CAMPAIGN to recognise domestic abuse and support victims has been launched in Bromsgrove in line with a worldwide initiative.

North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWCSP) are pledging to never accept domestic abuse in any form and irrespective of gender.

The international white ribbon campaign on November 25, kicks off 16 days of action for NWCSP, who will be working closely with young people around healthy relationships.

West Mercia Police's youth engagement team will be supplying resources, including white ribbons and healthy relationships cards, to local schools.

The white ribbon campaign is an international movement encouraging men to speak out against violence toward women and girls.

Chair of the community safety partnership, Sue Hanley, said: “We want all victims to know that they are not on their own and there is help available. We want to make it easier for people to recognise domestic abuse and get the support that could help them and their loved ones.

“The pandemic has highlighted how this issue can be a very personal, private matter, but that doesn’t make it any less real or mean it has to be tolerated. It is crucial that each year we continue to raise awareness of this campaign and take a stand against domestic violence, encouraging everyone never to commit, condone or stay silent about domestic abuse.”

The NWCSP team also plan to work with Bromsgrove Pub Watch to promote the “Ask for Angela” campaign in licensed venues by supplying posters and beer mats with helpline numbers.

The Ask for Angela campaign allows people who feel unsafe, to discreetly ask venue staff for help by asking for 'Angela'.


For a 24 hour domestic abuse helpline call 0800 980 3331 (For women), 0800 014 9082 (For men) or visit NHS Live Well website for more support information.