Gender Based and Sexual Violence

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Are you experiencing domestic abuse? Gender based assaults and sexual violence increased during the difficult pressure of the COVID-19 situation, and you may not know how to get help.  Support is here for you through your local Student Support Services or at external agencies which can be found using the links below; Do not suffer, you are not alone.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 999.

 

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Ask for ANI Scheme

Ask for ANI Scheme

’Ask for ANI' Scheme

Victims of domestic violence can use the codework ANI (Action Needed Immediately) at all Boots stores and participating independent pharmacies, to seek help.  The scheme can work alongside the Safe Spaces scheme to support those who need more immediate assistance.  Staff will ask you to accompany them to the consultation room, where they will be able to check if you are in danger and want the police called, or provide support to contact the national domestic abuse helpline or local support service.  Any information shared will be treated confidentially.

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Bright Sky Domestic Abuse App

Bright Sky Domestic Abuse App

Bright Sky - Domestic Abuse App

A free to download mobile app, providing information and support to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those who may be concerned about someone they know to be experiencing domestic abuse.

The Bright Sky app has a number of features to help you during this difficult time, including:

  • A UK-wide directory of domestic abuse support services, with full contact details
  • Available in 4 languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish
  • Questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, with a section on dispelling myths around sexual and domestic abuse
  • My Journal tool – a secure way for you to record incidents of abuse via text, audio, video or photo form, without the content being saved to your device itself
  • Further resource and information links on domestic abuse.

The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play for Android.

Only download the app if it is safe for you to do so and you are sure that your mobile phone is not being monitored.

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End GBV

End GBV

End GBV provides details of local and national support along with contact information for colleges and universities, via a search function.

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Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Boots, Morrisons, Superdrug, and more than 60 Independent Pharmacies have created a safe space scheme for victims of domestic abuse, where you can access services for support and advice. This scheme has been created in response to the current situation many victims are facing, as they may be isolating with perpetrators of violence, during lockdown.  During this period, you may be even more restricted from reaching out to your friends and family, so by creating this safe space, they hope that many will be able to safely access support whilst following government guidelines.

You can access these safe spaces by asking a member of the Pharmacy team at one of these stores, to use the Consultation room.  From here you will be able to make contact with specialist domestic abuse services who will be able to support and advise you.

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White Ribbon Scotland

White Ribbon Scotland

White Ribbon Scotland provides training and information workshops to engage men and give them skills to stand up to violence against women.

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Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men's violence against women by promoting gender equality and challenging attitudes.

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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

The #ChangeHerStory campaign is part of the global 16 Days of Activism to challenge violence against women and girls.  Last year the event took place from 25 November to 10 December 2020

For each of the 16 days, organisations throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland shared stories, resources, and content about how gender-based violence affects our rural communities. The campaign finished on 10 December with a virtual Reclaim the Night march.  For more information on the campaign and to read some of the Survivor Stories

 

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Young Scot - That's Not OK

Young Scot - That's Not OK

No matter what your relationship is with someone, you should be treated with kindness and respect. This Young Scot resource will help you know how to spot the signs that something isn't right and say "That's Not OK".  The resource was developed by Young Scot, in partnership with Rape Crisis Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid.

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Support for Staff

Support for Staff

Support can be found using the Local and National Support contacts list above.  For further support, you can also contact your local HR Team.