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Surrey Police awarded ‘White Ribbon status’

Gary Hart November 27, 2016

Surrey Police has been awarded White Ribbon Status, which means that its work to tackle abuse in intimate relationships has been nationally recognised.

web-600The White Ribbon campaign works to condemn violence against women; the force’s domestic abuse action plan demonstrates that Surrey Police has developed a clear and unambiguous vision for public protection, including domestic abuse.

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Furnell explains: “Surrey Police is committed to tackling all forms of domestic abuse. We continue to improve our investigations into these cases and the quality of service that we give to vulnerable victims and their families. Surrey Police has achieved White Ribbon Accreditation, which is a demonstration of our continued commitment to making Surrey a safer place to live.”

The White Ribbon campaign commended the force’s work saying: “We are delighted to award Surrey Police White Ribbon Status and would like to thank all of those involved in the accreditation process, who clearly work very hard on the force Domestic Abuse action plan.”

To mark the accreditation, Surrey Police staff and officers are being invited to take the White Ribbon Pledge:

Never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.

Pledge events took place across the force at 3pm on Friday, November 25, which was White Ribbon Day and the International Day Against Violence Against Women.


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