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The UK Says No More

23 May 2018

National Care Forum
Five Nations Care Forum
NCF are a member of the 5 Nations Care Forum, an alliance of professional associations representing the care sector across the UK and Ireland.

During UK Says No More Week 2018 it is vital that we each take the opportunity to reflect on #whatIcando to end domestic abuse and sexual violence. However, we also believe that there is value in acting together, and therefore the 5 Nations Care Forum, bringing together organisations from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are working together to raise this issue across our care provider membership. We want to take this opportunity to share information and resources amongst employers and employees across the social care spectrum, and encourage people who work within services, use services and families and carers to also consider #whatIcando to address the critical issue of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

As a group, we believe that the promotion of the Bright Sky App is one straightforward step that employers can take, encouraging people to download the app to better understand whether they or others that they know are at risk of domestic abuse. Bright Sky enables people to access resources and support to enable them to take decisions to keep themselves or others safe. In addition, social care employers can consider joining the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse, a free network to enable employers to share best practice around informing, training and supporting staff.
Domestic abuse and sexual violence can happen anywhere, and it is imperative that the social care sectors across the 5 nations, involving over 1.5 million workers, take a lead in answering the call from UK Says No more to establish how together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Editor comments
UK Says No More Week http://uksaysnomore.org/ UK SAYS NO MORE Week (May 21-27) is a time for everyone – individuals, non-profit and corporate organisations, communities and groups across the UK – to unite and continue the conversation around domestic abuse and sexual violence
UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign, run by charity Hestia, launched to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault across the UK. The campaign provides open-source tools and resources for individuals and organisations to take action and get involved in ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Together we can challenge the myths and misconceptions around these issues, share resources and information, and ultimately work together to make real positive
change.

Bright Sky is a free app providing support and information for anyone
who may be in an abusive relationship, or those who are concerned
about someone they know. You can download Bright Sky for free on
both iOS and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play Store.
Hestia is a charity supporting adults and children across London in times
of crisis and is the largest provider of domestic abuse refuges. It also
campaigns and advocates nationally on the issues that matter to the
people it works with.

UKSAYSNOMORE.org
Hestia.org/BrightSky
@UKSAYSNOMORE
#WhatICanDo

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