Leeds West Academy

White Ribbon Campaign

Wednesday 25th November marks the beginning of a national sixteen days of action around domestic abuse, raising awareness of the issue and encouraging the report of offences.

Throughout this week, assemblies at Leeds West Academy are centring on The White Ribbon Campaign, explaining how students can “make the pledge” to end domestic violence.

Research has shown that children who suffer or witness domestic abuse may be more likely to become drug users and struggle with their education. Many will suffer health issues, become involved in crime and that they too may have abusive relationships themselves.

The White Ribbon Campaign encourages people to report these often hidden offences and to seek help from the police and other agencies. PC Chambers said today: “A number of videos will be published online tackling the issues around reporting domestic abuse, dispelling the myths and misconceptions as well as highlighting what the affects can be for the victims witnesses and their families.”

You can find information on domestic abuse, including ways to report and support agencies here: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/domesticabuse