Published on 25th November 2011

White Ribbon Day

Friday 25 November 2011

Cheltenham Borough Council works in partnership with many community groups including the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Forum. On Friday 25 November the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury’s Forum will be supporting White Ribbon Day, a day to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Members from the forum will be handing out white ribbons and providing information outside the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham High Street from 2.00pm until 5.00pm on the day. If your Bluetooth is switched on, on your mobile phone, you may also receive a text message if you are near the High Street in Cheltenham.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse once in their lifetime
  • 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse once in their lifetime
  • in Gloucestershire, we have approximately 8000 incidents reported to the police per year and about 30% of incidents reported either directly or indirectly involve children
  • in Gloucestershire schools, 5.5% of children and young people report they witness domestic abuse and violence either daily or weekly

If you, or anyone you know, feels scared or controlled by a partner or a family member, you could be suffering abuse. For help, call the Gloucestershire Central Allocation & Referral Point on 0845 602 9035 or Childline on 0800 1111.  

If you have experienced any form of sexual assault or abuse at any time you can call Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 01452 754390 or Gloucestershire Rape Crisis on 01452 526 770.