17 February 2021
Home Office launch domestic abuse codeword scheme
On Thursday 14 January, the Home Office launched a domestic
abuse codeword scheme in thousands of pharmacies across the UK.
The Ask for ANI codeword
scheme allows those at risk or suffering from domestic abuse to
discreetly signal to pharmacy staff that they need help accessing support.
A trained pharmacy worker will offer a
private space where they can understand if the
victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to
access support services, such as a national or
local domestic abuse helpline.
The Society would encourage your firm to please share this information
on how victims of domestic abuse can access support through the codeword scheme.
Please help promote the campaign by:
the #YouAreNotAlone hashtag on your
social media channels
the campaign through your communication channels
the posters in your public areas and please click https://homeoffice.brandworkz.com/bms/?link=5D16C796
For more information, please visit www.gov.uk/domestic-abuse
or email AskforANI@homeoffice.gov.uk.
Thank you for your support.