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White Ribbon 

BABCP is pleased to be a supporter organisation of White Ribbon, the campaign to end violence against women and girls. With thanks to members of our Women's Equality & Gender Diversity (WOMGEND) Special Interest Group, we have a range of information to share about this work.

White Ribbon Day

Each year, White Ribbon holds White Ribbon Day, to inspire positive action, especially by men and boys, to challenge harmful cultures and behaviours that perpetuate violence against women and girls.

Other useful information

That Guy

"Don't be that guy!" - the campaign that encourages men to stand up to sexual entitlement.

Each Night

A basic awareness film on YouTube

We cannot do this alone

Patricia Murphy and Bea Carrington's CBT Today article from October 2021 calling for me to become allies in the campaign against VAWG.

BABCP statement (July 2021): Domestic Abuse and Violence

The BABCP WOMGEND Special Interest Group's statement about the rise in domestic abuse

BABCP Statement (September 2021): Violence against women and girls

Dr Andrew Beck, as BABCP president, spoke about men becoming allies against VAWG.



Refuge is one of the largest organisations in the UK and can offer advise and support. They are also able to access refuge spaces if needed

Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

From their website you can access live online chat or can send a message.

Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (Scotland)

Website (including online live chat)

Support is available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or forced marriage or anyone who may support them. 24/7 and website is in various languages

Tel: 0800 027 1234

Text/Whatsapp: 07401288595


Live Fear Free (Wales)


Telephone: 0808 80 10 800

Live chat link

Text: 07860 077333


Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline (Northern Ireland)


This is a 24/7 helpline for free and confidential

Telephone: 0808 802 1414

Online live chat or

Respect Men’s Advice Line

The run by Respect is a confidential helpline specifically for male victims.


Telephone: 0808 801 0327


Women’s Aid

Women’s aid web page to locate services near you


Live chat service (10am to 6pm, 7 days)


UK Says No More

The Ask for ANI scheme.

This scheme is for anyone who feels they need a safe place. They can walk into any of the organisations below and ask for a Safe Place. They will show to a private room which you can use in whichever way works for you. They provide a safe and discreet way to reach out to friends and family and contact specialist support services.

Boots, Morrisons pharmacies, Superdrug pharmacies, Well pharmacies, independent pharmacies, HSBC, TSB, The Co-operative Bank and selected Metro Banks

Website - where you can search for the nearest Safe Place

Clare’s Law

With Clare’s Law you can check whether a former or existing partner has an abusive past under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

This is your ‘right to ask’.

If records show that you may be at risk of domestic abuse, the police will consider disclosing the information. A disclosure can be made if it is legal, proportionate and necessary to do so.

You can do this for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

You can make a request to the police for information about a person’s previous violent offending in person at the police station or elsewhere, by telephone, by email, online or as part of a police investigation. Support agencies and services can also help you ask the police about this.

Specialist support

If you wish to access specialist support aligned to a specific group (e.g. LGBT+, older persons, religion, or ethnicity etc.) visit the UK overnment website for a list with contact details.

Domestic Abuse Helpline

If you are concerned about someone you know you can contact this helpline for free and confidential advice. Open 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247.

Support for Employers


As an employer, business/organisation, you can also get advice on how to support employees


Telephone: 0203 8793695 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)


Employers Initiative on Domestic abuse (EIDA)


Support for Professionals

Safe Lives

They can offer training and resources for professionals to support survivors


For Abusers


Offering confidential and honest advice without judgment to anyone who feels they may be an abuser.


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