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Domestic violence

We're inviting Shropshire men, women and children to SAY NO to domestic abuse and sexual violence by signing up to the White Ribbon Campaign. The target is to sign up 10,000 people in Shropshire.

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Domestic abuse affects all communities regardless of gender, age , race, religion, sexuality, disability, mental health, social and financial status.

Did you know...

Some 30,475 women in Shropshire will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. This equates to one in four women being likely to experience domestic violence, from a population figure of 121,900 for women over 16.

24 hour helpline

You can call the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 783 1359. The helpline is run by West Mercia Womens Aid and is available across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire. It offers confidential support, information, advice and access to refuge or emergency accommodation where necessary for men and women.

It's a freephone number, staffed 24 hours a day by trained workers. If you're calling from a mobile you can request that they call you back.

Alternatively, you can call the national domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.

In an emergency

Please remember, in an emergency dial 999 for immediate assistance.

Find out more

To find out more about domestic violence, including how to recognise it and where to go for help, please take a look at the links on this page.


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