Codeword for Domestic Abuse Victims
Domestic abuse victims could be given a codeword to help them escape from immediate danger and alert others to their plight, under new government plans.
A specific phrase could be used to alert shop workers, who have been trained to identify the key words, the Home Office said.
The codeword scheme is set to be discussed at the virtual Hidden Harms Summit, which is to be hosted by prime minister Boris Johnson on Thursday and includes government and representatives from the National Crime Agency, National Police Chiefs’ Council, anti-slavery and victims’ commissioners and leaders from domestic abuse and children’s charities, including the NSPCC, Refuge and Women’s Aid are among those who are set to attend the summit.
The government is working with various groups – including the National Pharmacy Association and British Retail Consortium, plus domestic abuse charities – on the codeword scheme, according to the Home Office.
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