Raising Awareness For White Ribbon Day 2020

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Have you heard of White Ribbon Day?

White Ribbon UK are the leading charity with the objective of ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence.

Each year thousands of people stand up, speak out and say no to violence against women. This year is more important than ever with a significant increase in violence, harassment and abuse towards women during the coronavirus pandemic.

As a firm, Bennett Griffin have a strong and enduring history of working with Worthing-based charity Safe In Sussex. Jackie Mensah from our Family team has not only sat on the Trustee Committee, but regularly champions their aims in her day-to-day work and also during her period as President of the Worthing Law Society in 2018. To us and to some of our clients, this is an incredibly vital and valuable charity.

Safe in Sussex provides a range of services across West Sussex to help those experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse, with the overarching aim of ending domestic abuse through freedom and education.  The charity has confidential refuge provision and a community refuge in Littlehampton.

The refuges are for women and children who flee domestic violence, providing a place of safety and both practical and emotional support to enable families to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.

Although Safe in Sussex predominately provides services to women, it recognises that men also experience domestic abuse (1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime) and are able to support everyone through the Helpline which is open, Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm.

To break the cycle of domestic abuse, the charity delivers “healthy relationships” educational programmes into primary and secondary schools, providing lessons and assemblies. The lessons are age appropriate, interactive and tailored to the needs of the schools with over 7000 children and young people benefitting every year.

White Ribbon Day takes place this year on 25th November and we will be championing the day on our social channels – head to our Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn pages to keep updated.

If you are in immediate danger, call the Police on 999. Alternatively, visit the Safe In Sussex website for advice, resources and support.

To discuss any Family Law issue, call us on 01903 229999, email us at info@bennett-griffin.co.uk or by completing the contact form below.
Additionally, arrange a free, 15-minute chat with our Family team on Tuesdays or Fridays in our Family Advice Clinics – head to our dedicated page to learn more and to book a time for us to speak to you.

Disclaimer: Please note that this update is not intended to be exhaustive or be a substitute for legal advice. The application of the law in this area will often depend upon the specific facts and you are advised to seek specific advice on any given scenario.