Uniting to put an end to violence in Lancashire

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has supported Lancashire’s bid to become the country’s first White Ribbon County, aiming to end violence against women and girls.

For the first time, all councils across Lancashire will be accredited alongside the Commissioner’s office, Lancashire Police and health bodies.

Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority under my new Police and Crime Plan and I am delighted that Lancashire will be the first White Ribbon County

As part of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, councils will sign up to the White Ribbon campaign which encourages all men to take a pledge not to “condone, commit or remain silent” about domestic abuse.

Mr Grunshaw said: “Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority under my new Police and Crime Plan and I am delighted that Lancashire will be the first White Ribbon County. This represents a clear commitment to take a stand against this type of violence.”

The campaign, part of a global movement to end male violence against women and girls, has been signed by more than 25,000 people in the UK.