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Domestic abuse campaigns


We support the following annual campaigns to raise awareness of and end domestic violence.

World Cup campaign

Tackle domestic abuse
There's no excuse!

If you are worried that you have or might hurt someone you care about then there is confidential help available

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We are working with a range of partners across the county to help reduce the amount of domestic abuse that takes place during the FIFA Men's World Cup competition.

Say no to foul play

Campaign image: Domestic abuse, there's no excuse

The campaign focuses on those who already commit domestic abuse, or feel they may be likely to and encourages them to get confidential help.

It is based on evidence suggesting incidents are higher during football tournaments, especially when England play on a weekend date. During the 2018 World Cup, reports of domestic related incidents reached a peak of 73 reports in one day during one of England's matches. This was an increase from a daily average of 51 domestic related incidents during July and August in 2017, a summer when the World Cup was not taking place.

The high-profile campaign has been launched in partnership with Durham Police and Crime Commissioners Office, Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary and domestic abuse charity Harbour Support Services.


White Ribbon Day

This takes place every year on 25 November, and falls on the first day of 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence. The campaign encourages people in their communities, organisations and workplaces, to come together, and say 'no' to violence against women.

White Ribbon Day

Make the White Ribbon Pledge to never excuse, commit or remain silent about male violence against women.