UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign focused on raising awareness of and preventing domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The campaign is facilitated by Hestia and delivered in partnership with over 400 organisations, charities, community groups and Parliamentarian Champions across the UK, who are all working together to bring an end to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

UK SAYS NO MORE unites 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 are challenging the myths and misconceptions around these issues, sharing resources and information, and ultimately working together to make real positive change.

Safe Spaces

In response to growing concerns around a rise in domestic abuse  our UK SAYS NO MORE campaign has launched Safe Spaces with Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and Well pharmacies, as well as in hundreds of independent pharmacies across the country. 

Pharmacy consultation rooms in these stores across the UK will be open for people who are experiencing domestic abuse and looking to access support. 

In order to access a Safe Space, ask at the healthcare counter to use the consultation room. Once inside, you’ll be provided with information on specialist domestic abuse support services and national helplines. 

Check out the Safe Spaces page for more information.

Online Safe Spaces

Online Safe Spaces is a portal of information and resources for people experiencing domestic abuse, launched in partnership with the Royal Mail Group. Online Safe Spaces is available on several corporate websites across the UK, including on the Royal Mail, Post Office, Thames Water and Parcelforce websites.

By clicking on the Safe Spaces logo on each website homepage, people will be taken to a page of information and resources including contact numbers and helplines. Online Safe Spaces do not show up on browsing history.

Domestic Abuse Bill

After proposals for a new Domestic Abuse Bill were announced in 2017, Hestia and UK SAYS NO MORE launched a Charter on Prevention, supported by more than 150 MPs and Parliamentarians.

The Charter calls for the Bill to both recognise children as victims of domestic abuse in their own right, and subsequently ensure they are able to access specialist support to recover. We are also asking for domestic abuse to become everyone's business, with the role of employers in responding to domestic abuse enshrined in law.

Following two rallies in Parliament, evidence presented by us to the Pre-Legislative Committee on the draft Bill, and two reports highlighting the impact of domestic abuse on children (see below), the Bill is currently in the committee phase in the House of Lords as of February 2021.

Find out more about how Hestia and UK SAYS NO MORE have campaigned for change as the Domestic Abuse Bill has made its way through Parliament.

Recent Publications

Healthy Relationship Toolkit

September 2019

Created in partnership with Hestia's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Integrated Mental Health Service The Grove Centre's Relationship Group

Impact On Adults Who Have Experienced Domestic Abuse In Childhood

May 2019

Data by Opinium, Commissioned by Hestia (2019)

UK SAYS NO MORE 2018/2019: Impact Report

May 2019

How UK SAYS NO MORE continues to fight domestic abuse and sexual violence in 2018/2019.

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.