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Victim Support: How to help those living with abuse or control during Coronavirus
Victim Support: Living with abuse or control during Coronavirus
Pharmacies launch codeword scheme to offer ‘lifeline’ to domestic abuse victims
Recently the Home Office launched a domestic abuse codeword scheme in thousands of pharmacies across the UK. The Ask for ANI codeword scheme allows those at risk or suffering from domestic abuse to discreetly signal to pharmacy staff that they need help accessing support. A trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services, such as a national or local domestic abuse helpline.
What is Ask Marc?
Ask Marc offers men living In the Black Country specialist support around rape and sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, grooming and exploitation, domestic abuse, stalking, forced marriage and so-called “honour”-based violence. Ask Marc sends out a clear message of hope telling victims you don’t have to deal with it alone: someone is here to listen. The service has been made possible with funding from the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and was developed by Black Country Women’s Aid in consultation with male survivors of abuse following many years of men accessing the services.
For further information, advice and guidance please follow the links here:
AskMarc Sexual Abuse leaflet