UK SAYS NO MORE brings together local authorities, such as councils, government departments, statutory organisations, who along with nonprofit organisations, corporate companies, and partners in the arts, become partners of the campaign.
We’re incredibly proud to welcome local authorities and councils to the campaign. We know they not only commission specialist services, such as refuges, but they are also integral to ensuring that we provide a coordinated community response to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.
In order to become a UK SAYS NO MORE partner we will ask the following from you:
Agree to endorse the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign.
Agree to undertake action to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the workplace, encouraging a positive attitude to combatting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Agree to promote the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign through social media, industry publications and to staff teams.
Take a Stand:
Take a stand to not tolerate domestic violence in the workplace or ignore it when it affects employees, and commit to adopting a domestic violence policy for your organisation.
Together we can end Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
The partnership between Kingston Council and UK SAYS NO MORE was officially launched at the annual Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Partnership conference in the borough’s prestigious Guildhall on Wednesday 29th November 2017.
Kingston Council will be using the partnership with UK SAYS NO MORE to highlight some of the ready available services for those affected by domestic and sexual violence in the borough, which include one of the first One Stop Shops for advice and information, the Kingston Domestic Violence Hub, a Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and emergency refuges.
In addition, the Council is reviewing internal policies and the training and support it provides to managers in order to ensure a high quality response to issues of domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment
We’re so pleased to have Harrow Council on board as an official government partner of UK SAYS NO MORE. Harrow’s range of domestic abuse services include:
- IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advocates)
- Drop in sessions at Harrow Women’s Centre
- Floating support
- Women’s domestic abuse refuges
Find out more about Harrow Council, including domestic abuse services available, over on our blog.
Merton Council have become one of the first London boroughs to join the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign as a government partner.
On 12th September Merton pledged their support in a launch event in the Mayor’s Chambers Room, where DCI Nicola Church, Cllr Katy Neep, Yvette Stanley – Director for Children Schools and Families, and Hestia’s VAWG Partnership Manager Lyndsey Dearlove signaled the need for such a campaign.
The Safer Merton partnership set up the One Stop Shop in 2010 after identifying the need for one venue to support victims of domestic violence and abuse. It is now well established and the service is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year.
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
Please contact Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager at Hestia at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.