White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day is marked around the world and is the largest global initiative to end male violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference.

The mission is for everyone, especially men and boys, to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Some of our partner organisations: Newcastle City Council and Your Homes Newcastle and the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have received White Ribbon accreditation.

The NSAB’s Learning and Development Committee and the NSCP’s Learning and Improvement Group have been considering how White Ribbon messages can be incorporated into both single and multi-agency safeguarding training. It is hoped that this shared approach will ensure a strong and consistent message is given across safeguarding partners.

Key messages

  • Violence against women is never acceptable;
  • Never commit, condone or remain silent about male violence against women;
  • Male violence against women is everyone’s problem;
  • Together we can stop violence against women and girls;
  • Abuse isn’t always physical;
  • Men can stop violence against women;
  • Don’t suffer in silence – we’re here to help;
  • We don’t tolerate abusive, sexist or offensive behaviour.

Safeguarding procedures should be used when there is a concern that a child or adult at risk is at risk of experiencing domestic abuse. Please visit our Report a Concern page to find out more. In an emergency always dial 999.

You can call the Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Services on 0191 214 6501 for independent and confidential advice.

National Domestic Violence Helpline is a 24 hour service who can provide advice and support over the telephone 24 hours a day and can be contacted on 0808 2000 247.