Hackney,
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November
2015
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Europe/London

Hackney Council supports White Ribbon Day

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Hackney Council is supporting International White Ribbon Day on 25 November, by handing out white ribbons, and signposting residents to domestic violence support services available in the borough.

International White Ribbon Day campaigns for an end to violence towards women. Wearing a white ribbon or wristband on or around White Ribbon Day lets others know that you’re standing up against violence towards women.

On 25 November, you can collect your white ribbon from Hackney Service Centre between 10am until 4pm, where the Council's Domestic Violence Team will be on hand to provide information on services and support available in the borough.

One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and most of us at some point in our lives will know someone who lives in fear of a partner or ex-partner.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
Survivors tell us that getting information about local services from friends and family is one of the most important ways they find out how to get help. If you are concerned about a friend or family member, come and find out about how the Council and partner organisations offer support.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

Services available in Hackney include a confidential helpline 0800 056 0905 (free from a landline) or 020 8356 4459 and available 9.00am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) for one-to-one support and professional advice.

There are also facilities for counselling for victims of trauma and Hackney is part of the East London Special Domestic Violence Court (a partnership between four neighbouring boroughs, which aims to make sure that offenders are brought to justice more effectively).

Anyone needing help or support can also contact the 24-hour national helpline on 0808 2000 247. In an emergency always call 999.

Women can also find safe havens through support groups where they can talk, listen, think and plan. Many offer emergency accommodation for them and their children, and all of them offer confidential, one-to-one support that is sympathetic to their situation.