How Many Times campaign

We have made a pledge to tackle domestic and sexual violence in Leicester, working alongside Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.

Further information

We need everybody to be aware of the issues, look out for signs, and know how to get help. It could be the difference between life and death.

How you can help tackle domestic and sexual violence 

  • Tell your friends and family about the United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA) helpline number and support services, so they can get expert advice if they have a concern about themselves or others: 0808 802 0028.
  • Talk to people at home, at school, work, in sports groups - wherever you are - and let them know that there is expert help at the end of the phone. 
  • Follow us on Twitter using the quick link above. You can use the #howmanytimes when you tweet about us.
  • Watch two versions of Michelle's Story, our short films to support the campaign. These are can be viewed by selecting the quick links above. The first version shows how domestic violence can end in tragedy. The second version shows the difference you can make by helping someone who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence.
  • Put up a poster - we have a set of five posters carrying the How Many Times message (the posters feature local people who kindly volunteered to take part in the campaign). To request a poster pack get in touch with us using the contact details at the bottom of this page. You can also request to have the poster in another language or in larger print.
  • Show your support by downloading, printing and signing a pledge card which are at the bottom of this page. Then have someone take a photo of you holding the card and either post it on our Facebook page which is linked above, or sending it to us by email or tweet it to @_HowManyTimes with #howmanytimes. 
  • Become a Community Champion - receive free training so you can spot the signs and know how to help people get help. To find out more please use the contact details at the bottom of this page to get in touch.
  • If you have a blog, newsletter or e-newsletter please feel free to write about the campaign. If you would like any background information please contact us.

Support services 

Support services in Leicester (pdf)
Support services in Leicestershire
Support services in Rutland

Key facts about domestic and sexual violence and abuse
Nine in ten people are thought to know someone affected by domestic violence
Friends and family are often the first to know
There were over 9000 calls to the local domestic violence helpline in 2014-15
8.5% of women and 4.5% of men reported having experienced any type of domestic abuse in the last 12 months during the crime survey for England and Wales (ONS 2015)
The number of offenses of rape increased by 41% to 29,234 offences (ONS 2016)
Only around 15% of those who experience sexual violence choose to report to the police. RCEW website 2016

Contact us

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