• Stenciling campaign feedback

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    As part of the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative Bristol City Council have been campaigning to raise awareness of domestic abuse amongst friends and family members.

    A number of recent serious case reviews showed that victims weren’t known to services but friends and family knew exactly what was going on.

    The campaign has been launched in response to this and is designed to raise awareness with friends and family about how to spot the signs of domestic violence and abuse, how to report it anonymously, and what will happen if you do.

    40 individual stencils in vibrant purple and neon orange appeared city wide from 16th November to 4th December 2015 asking the public:

    • Is your daughter being controlled?
    • Is there something going on next door?
    • Is your colleague walking on eggshells at home?

    The stencils provided the Crimestoppers telephone number for advice along with the Zero Tolerance website details.

    Key messages for this  campaign are:

    • Domestic abuse is not a private matter
    • You can report the signs to Crimestoppers anonymously
    • Don’t ignore a gut feeling or small signs – it could mean everything / your concerns are valid
    • Abusing, controlling and coercing someone is harmful and will be taken seriously by the Police and other agencies
    • Services are well equipped to keep your loved one safe while dealing with the abusive person
    • Bristol is a Zero Tolerance City for gender-based violence, which includes domestic abuse against women and men
    • Bristol has an excellent reputation for tackling domestic abuse and this new campaign focusing on friends and family shows how we’re looking at the issue from every angle.

    Did you see any of the stencils around Bristol?

    2015-11-16 14.56.41

    Please complete the survey to help to improve future campaigns – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3TGJ6CT

    2015-11-23 11.31.03

     

2 Responsesso far.

  1. Heather says:

    I have not seen any of these stencils yet. They are a good idea? Are there enough?

    • 0toler4nc3 says:

      Hi Heather,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      The stencils were in 40 sites across Bristol from November 23rd last year and only lasted a week or so as they were done with chalk paint and because of the weather. We are hoping to do some more stenciling campaigns during 2016 so keep an eye out for those!

      Best wishes,
      Charlotte

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