What we do Campaigning & Advocacy UK SAYS NO MORE UK SAYS NO MORE Week 2019 It's UK SAYS NO MORE week! From 20 - 26 May, the national campaign to end domestic abuse and sexual violence, facilitated by Hestia, sees individuals and cross-sector organisations come together to raise awareness, hosting events and starting the conversation online. Under the hashtag #WhatICanDo, members of the public, groups and institutions can share what they can do to help see and end to domestic abuse and sexual violence across the country. For example, by having the Bright Sky app downloaded on your phone to support a loved one when needs be, or by wearing your NO MORE pin to encourage others to speak about these often taboo topics. On Wednesday 22 May, UK SAYS NO MORE will host a rally in Parliament attended by MPs and partners, to call for the Domestic Abuse Bill to ensure support for children who have experienced abuse, specifically: Children affected by domestic abuse receive priority access to schools Child survivors are given special waiting list status (protected status) for all NHS services including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support (CAMHS) This is how you can get involved! UK SAYS NO MORE is Hestia’s national campaign to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. UK SAYS NO MORE seeks to unite and strengthen a diverse community of members of the public and organisations nationwide to actively take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence under one powerful, visual symbol. The campaign provides open-source tools and resources for individuals and organisations to take action and get involved in ending domestic abuse and sexual violence. Together we can challenge the myths and misconceptions around these issues, share resources and information, and ultimately work together to make real positive social change. Take A Stand - buy your NO MORE pin here! Charter on Prevention UK SAYS NO MORE is working alongside more than 130 MPs and parliamentarians to ensure prevention is at the heart of the Domestic Abuse Bill. The Charter on Prevention asks for: 1. Responsibility for education and awareness should be enshrined in the role of the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner 2. Greater support for children who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse in order to break the cycle 3. Making domestic abuse everyone’s business Read the full Charter on Prevention here Despite wider recognition in its consultation response that more must be done to support children affected by domestic abuse, the Government’s landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill, published in January 2019, misses the opportunity to enshrine a long-term response in law. UK SAYS NO MORE is calling for the Domestic Abuse Bill to include measures to better protect children including: Child survivors are given special waiting list status (protected status) for all NHS services including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support (CAMHS). Children in refuges and those that have had to move due to domestic abuse have priority access to school places, with a duty on local authorities to respond to a change of school request from refuges within 20 days. Recent Publications On The Sidelines: The Economic and Personal Cost of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence March 2019 New analysis from charity Pro Bono Economics, carried out for Hestia, highlights the staggering potential cost, up to £1.4bn, to UK taxpayers of children exposed to severe domestic violence who are not given support to overcome their trauma. UK SAYS NO MORE 2017/2018: Impact Report May 2018 See what we have achieved across the UK to end Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in 2017. UK SAYS NO MORE 2016/2017: Impact Report May 2017 See what we have achieved across the UK to end Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in 2017. Learn more about UK SAYS NO MORE here, or follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.