White Ribbon Day 2017
White Ribbon Day will be marked on Saturday 25 November, to raise people's awareness to domestic violence and abuse and help reassure victims that help is available. Wearing a white ribbon is making a statement loud and clear that no-one will ever condone, take part in or remain silent about domestic abuse against women.
The joint Chiltern and South Bucks District Council's Community Safety team works in close collaboration with Thames Valley Police in an effort to prevent domestic violence, abuse which will affect one in four women and one in six men in their lifetime. It's estimated that 1.9m people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse and it can happen to anyone.
Domestic violence and abuse is defined as any incident, or pattern of incidents, of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse.
Officers work with many agencies, helping pick up the pieces of broken lives, supporting traumatised families as they try to maintain normality when their world is in chaos and we encourage our residents to support White Ribbon Day and pledge to help end domestic violence.
From Monday 20 November through to Friday 24 November, white ribbons and leaflets will be also available at a stand in the reception area of the Council office in Amersham.
For more information about Domestic Abuse and the support available please visit our Community Safety pages.