Hounslow Council’s Cabinet member for tackling domestic violence, Councillor Candice Atterton, today welcomed the announcement by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to make much-needed specialist support
Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Hounslow Council’s Cabinet member for tackling domestic violence, Councillor Candice Atterton, today welcomed the announcement by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to make much-needed specialist support for victims of domestic abuse available on their daily journeys to work, college or school.
The new pilot project seeks to provide safe, private spaces that could be a first step for victims of domestic abuse to access the services and support they need,
Cllr Atterton said: “As a White Ribbon borough, we are one of the leading local authorities in the fight against domestic violence.
“Hounslow Council is committed to ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) in all its guises. Our VAWG strategy clearly sets out how we will combat not just domestic violence but other issues faced by women and girls, including sexual violence, honour based violence and female genital mutilation.
“The more opportunities there are for women and girls to seek support and report domestic violence, the better. This new initiative, which provides a safer way for them to get the support they need, simply as part of their regular public transport journey, is a great way to report domestic violence without fear of reprisal.”
The press release from the Mayor of London is available here.
Hounslow received White Ribbon Town status in 2015. It recognises the pledge the council has made to mobilise the entire local community under the goal of ending violence against women and girls.
If you’re experiencing domestic violence and living in Hounslow please contact the Hounslow Domestic and Sexual Violence Outreach Service on 020 8247 6163 or you can attend the One Stop Shop at Route 36, 36 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3FF on Wednesdays between 10am – 12pm. Alternatively, please contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.