Cut It Out is our domestic violence initiative which offers FREE training to hair and beauty professionals.
It's just one of the ways we're aiming to break down the silence and taboo surrounding the issue which some victims experience.
What domestic violence training can I get?
You can access a FREE 2-hour training session if you're a stylist who works in a hair or beauty salon.
The training will include:
- How you can recognise the signs of domestic abuse in clients.
- Information on services you can signpost clients to who are victims of domestic violence.
- Resources for your salon to use as you feel appropriate.
- A follow up, 3 months after training to check in with you and offer further support.
- A pin badge after you complete the training. We encourage you to wear the pin at work so women may recognise the badge and it may prompt a conversation on the topic.
- A certificate of participation.
How can I arrange FREE domestic violence training?
Please email us to arrange your FREE domestic violence training or to find out more.
In your email, please tell us:
- The name and location of your salon.
- The number of stylists you'd like to arrange training for.
- Your preferred day of the week for the training.
Why are we offering this domestic violence training?
For many women, hairdressers and beauty salons are safe, female-only spaces where they're at ease with the stylists they trust. Therefore, salon professionals are in a unique position to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse in their clients.
With proper training, salon professionals can become invaluable and influential community partners in reducing the impact of domestic abuse.
Why do we need to do more about domestic violence?
We need to do more about domestic abuse because:
- In 2018, police in Rochdale borough dealt with over 4,000 incidents of domestic violence. We know only around half of domestic violence incidents are reported to the police.
- Over half of all domestic violence incidents involve households with children.
- There are varying consequences of living with the long terms effects of domestic violence and abuse which not only impacts families but also communities.