A campaign which seeks to end domestic violence was highlighted and supported by Eastbourne Police Cadets at the town’s youth fair last week.
To help support the White Ribbon campaign, Eastbourne volunteer Police Cadets worked hard at the fair on October 28 by asking young people who attended to make a pledge.
Primarily the White Ribbon Campaign focuses on men working together to end violence and abuse against women.
However, as many of us know Domestic Abuse sadly takes place in a variety of forms with women also being violent to men.
The Cadets were very successful as 96 people pledged to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence and abuse against women.
Sergeant Fiona Munro said, “Abuse, both psychological and physical, affects millions of young people across the UK in their relationships with each other or with family.
“For young people to hold successful relationships the ideas and attitudes which condone this violence must be challenged.
“The overall aim of the White Ribbon Campaign is to promote respectful relationships between men and women and challenge the attitudes which condone or lead to remaining silent about violence.
“The Cadets have become ambassadors of the campaign and are promoting the message that violence and abuse is not acceptable whoever you are”.
Last year Sussex became the first police force in the country to gain White Ribbon Award status.
For further information about the White Ribbon campaign visit the charity’s website at http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/aboutus
For further information and advice about domestic abuse and the issues surrounding it, visit the Sussex Police website at /help-centre/ask-us/domes tic-abuse