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Awareness campaigns

We have pledged to tackle domestic and sexual violence in Leicester, working alongside Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire.

Pregnancy and maternity

This campaign launched in May 2023 is designed to raise awareness of the specialist support available locally for pregnant women and fathers-to-be. Domestic abuse can begin or get worse in pregnancy, so we are encouraging anyone worried about abuse to speak to their healthcare professional, or contact the helpline.

We have worked with partners to make resources for practitioners, so that more conversations happen about the risks of domestic abuse in pregnancy. We can all help reduce the risks and prevent harm.

Pregnancy and maternity campaign assets

What we want you to do

Please look out for our campaigns on social media.

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We would like more people to get the simple free training they need to become Community Champions within their own communities. Call the local helpline 0808 80 200 28 to book your place on the next half day's training.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or you are concerned that a friend, family member or colleague, male or female, may be experiencing domestic abuse, call the free confidential helpline on 0808 80 200 28.

Local specialist services give information and let people discuss options, with everyone's safety at the centre of the discussion.

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To use use a range of campaign materials, or for more information about the campaigns please contact us.

How many times?

We use the phrase ‘How many times?’ because we know domestic abuse effects so many people, leading in some tragic circumstances to life-long harm and even deaths.

More domestic abuse campaigns

Other campaigns from the domestic and sexual violence team.

Is someone close to you controlling more and more of your life?

A message for everyone, designed to make you think about how someone close to you - a family member, partner or ex-partner, might be behaving in a controlling way. Our commissioned support service is available to listen. They understand and can provide support.

Look out for this visual campaign which uses a stark image of a wooden string puppet figure being controlled by a large wooden hand against a grey sky. Thanks to Sivani Bandaru for taking the photograph used for the design.

You are not alone

‘You are not alone’ is primarily a radio campaign which aims to encourage more reporting by women of Asian British Indian heritage of domestic abuse, including sexual violence and abuse within a relationship.

The messaging also says that help can be given in your own language if you need this.

Male victims campaign

This visual campaign raises awareness that men can experience domestic abuse, and of the barriers that might be stopping men getting support or reporting it. Men need to know that there are specialist services and options available for them.

This poster and digital campaign has been at Leicester Train Station and at venues around Leicester.

When is it time to act?

Chats on mobile phones reveal the conversations we have about friends' and relatives' relationships when we are worried about them. The message is 'if you think the behaviour in a relationship is getting worse, now is the time to act'.

Often a caring friend or relative is the first person a victim-survivor opens up to about abuse. Anyone can get advice from our support services about how to help a friend or relative.

This campaign is primarily social media animated gifs to reach people on their phones, and for large digital screens.

Wrong campaign

Domestic and sexual abuse is simply wrong and should not be happening, but it can be hidden under seemingly calm and bright outer appearances. We often notice that something is wrong in a relationship, but this feeling can be dismissed.

This colourful concept made for us by Arch Creative in Leicester, places the word 'WRONG' in white blocks across a super-real idealised domestic scene, but with something broken or ruined replacing the letter 'O'.

Seen as posters and on social media, the message is 'say something if you have noticed something wrong'.

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