Supporting White Ribbon Day
Today we are showing our support for White Ribbon Day.
Jane Gardner, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and chair of the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) said: “SETDAB has chosen this day – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – to hold our annual conference, with the important theme of coercive control and stalking as well as highlighting our current campaign which helps victims of stalking spot the signs and get the support they need.
“Stalking is a complex crime and can be identified by a pattern of abusive behaviours. We want to raise awareness around some of these behaviours to help victims and those who have left controlling relationships and may now be at risk.
“Only by working together can we help people be safe and we are making great progress in helping survivors and educating perpetrators to change their behaviour.
“Campaigns like White Ribbon Day really help us to focus our efforts and highlight all of the support and help there is available to people.”
Find out more about SETDAB.