Latest information about domestic violence and abuse support.
Cut It Out is our domestic abuse 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 abuse 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 information on:
- What domestic abuse is.
- How you can recognise the signs of domestic abuse in your clients.
- What to do if a client says they're being abused.
- Which services you can signpost clients to who are victims of domestic abuse.
How can I arrange free domestic abuse training?
Please email us to arrange your free domestic abuse 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.
What will happen after the training?
After the training, you'll receive:
- Resources for your salon to use as you feel appropriate.
- A follow up with us around 3 months after training to check in with you and offer you further support.
- A pin badge which we encourage you to wear as your clients may recognise the badge or it may prompt a conversation on the topic of domestic abuse.
- A certificate of participation.
Why are we offering this domestic abuse training?
For many domestic abuse victims, 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 abuse?
We need to do more about domestic abuse because:
- In 2018, police in Rochdale borough dealt with over 4,000 incidents of domestic abuse. Research shows that nationally only around half of domestic abuse incidents are reported to the police.
- Over half of all domestic abuse 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.