Ashfield District Council has signed the Make a Stand pledge, pledging its commitment to supporting those suffering from domestic abuse.
The Make a Stand pledge, a Chartered Institute of Housing initiative, was launched in 2018 and centres around a pledge that was developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women's Aid.
By signing the pledge Ashfield District Council has committed to embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse, make information about national and local domestic abuse support services for residents and staff, support employees who maybe suffering from domestic abuse and appoint a domestic abuse champion.
Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Deputy Leader & Domestic Violence Champion says “The Council is fully committed to supporting residents suffering from domestic abuse, and signing the Make a Stand pledge demonstrates how seriously we take this. Support and information is available at Council offices and we work closely with local domestic abuse charities and organisations to signpost residents to get the support they need. Over the next 12 months we will be fully implementing the four commitments of the pledge throughout the Council.”