Police Unite With Northamptonshire Hairdressers To Cut Out Domestic Abuse
Northamptonshire Police has launched a major campaign called #CutItOut, aimed at hair and beauty professionals and the wider public as part of its priority to tackle domestic abuse.
The project was launched yesterday (Monday, November 25) to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Its aim is to raise awareness and train salon professionals to recognise the warning signs of domestic abuse and safely refer clients to relevant organisations that can help them.
The #CutItOut brand originated in Norwich, Norfolk, following a tragic murder. In 2017, weeks after confiding in her hairdresser Annie Reilly, Kerri McAuley was killed by an abusive partner. As a result of this, the campaign, which has since seen success in Rochdale too, was developed.
The launch is the first training event for more than 160 of Northampton's hair and beauty professionals and further events will take place across the county over the coming months. Further details will become available over the next few weeks on the Northamptonshire Police website and its social media channels. Salon professionals who would like to know more can contact CutItOut@northants.pnn.police.uk
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Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:50 by Parish Office