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Council lights Greystone Footbridge to take a stand against domestic abuse

by Alison Cornmell

Today, Wednesday 25 November, to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (also known as ‘White Ribbon Day’) Knowsley Council is lighting the Greystone Footbridge orange.

The council joins organisations across the Liverpool City Region including Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall, World Museum Liverpool, Merseyside Police Headquarters, and the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Halton to stand together against domestic violence in all its forms and mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the United Nation’s annual 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Knowsley Council uses this international day to reassure residents who may be experiencing domestic abuse that they’re not alone and help is available.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said:

“Working alongside our partners, tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for the Council. As we continue to spend more time at home it’s more important than ever that our residents know that help and support is available, and our message is you are not alone.

 

“Supporting International Day of the Prevention of Violence Against Women is a key date in our calendar and illuminating the Greystone Footbridge is a sign of our support. We will continue to ensure our residents know that help really is just a phone call away – please seek help and don’t suffer in silence.”

If you, your child, or anyone in the family are at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police urgently, call 999. If you not at immediate risk but are concerned, please see the advice below:

Knowsley Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Tel: 0151 443 2600

Or

Knowsley Early Help Hub

Freephone helpline on 0800 073 0043 and ask for your information to be passed onto the Early Help Hub and one of our staff will call you back. Or you could complete the online form by clicking the ask for help and support on this link.

Or

The First Step (Specialist Domestic Abuse Service)

Tel: 0151 548 3333

Website: www.thefirststep.org.uk