Safeguarding Policy on Domestic Abuse

Safeguarding Policy on Domestic Abuse


Visit the Red Chair in The Lady Chapel



Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the greatest threats to human life, affecting many individuals, families and communities across the world. GBV is violence and abuse carried out against anyone.

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Women and girls are disproportionately affected.
  • Domestic violence is widespread, affecting individuals and families of all backgrounds, and walks of life. It is not determined by gender, sexuality, ethnicity or religion

As part of a global 16 days of activism (25 November – 10 December) Mothers’ Union is taking an active rȏle in promoting awareness of GBV and are seeking to respond all year round.

RISE UP is an acronym for Respond, Inform, Support, Empower, Unite and Pray. All are asked to RESPOND by

INFORMING others and raising awareness with literature, posters, signposting to support sites

SUPPORTING women and children seeking refuge by providing gifts and provisions

EMPOWERING people through training and specific safeguarding training

UNITING with others through a call to action: an opportunity to affirm commitment to ending domestic violence

PRAYER and reflection through a global wave of prayer, and the RED CHAIR initiative:-

The Red Chair initiative was adapted from a very successful campaign in French churches called Une Place pour Elles. The Project, from Restored, the Christian Network to End Domestic Abuse (CNEDA), has been adopted by the Mothers’ Union during their annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.

The chair is to remind us that globally, every 11 minutes a woman or girl dies at the hands of a partner or family member. She should be here, sitting on this chair, or on one of the other many such chairs which are set up in churches and public places throughout the world, during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

You are invited to visit the Red Chair in the Lady Chapel, reflect on the staggering prevalence of domestic violence, then take one of the prayer sheets for use in church and at home

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Safeguarding Policy on Domestic Abuse

Safeguarding Policy on Domestic Abuse

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