Caerphilly County Borough Council have announced that they have been awarded the White Ribbon Status Award for their commitment to helping stop violence against women.
The White Ribbon Campaign has been running in the UK since 2004. It was set up by men who wished to take a stance and make a visible personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
The White Ribbon Status Award allows Caerphilly County Borough Council to demonstrate their commitment to the aims of the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) by addressing and altering social norms that lead to violent behaviour against women, involving men in prevention activities, increasing awareness on the issue, providing services aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence.
Cllr Robin Woodyatt, Cabinet Member for Social Services said, “I am proud to support the White Ribbon Campaign here in Caerphilly County Borough. Domestic violence can affect the whole family and community – it is vital that we raise awareness, and that Caerphilly County Borough is seen as a place where violence against women – or anyone for that matter, is neither acceptable, nor tolerated.”
Cllr Dave Poole, Cabinet Member for Community & Leisure Services said, “I strongly urge anyone who is either suffering from domestic violence themselves, or who knows someone who is, to come forward to one of the many services available and seek help. No-one should have to live in fear.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please contact the Safer Caerphilly Multi Agency Centre (MAC) on 01443 819317 during office hours, or the 24 hour All Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 80 10 800.
Further information on the domestic abuse support services available in Caerphilly County Borough can be found on the Safer CCB website http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/saferccb