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Pharmacies as safe spaces from domestic abuse

Today we are supporting the launch of an initiative from UK SAYS NO MORE for pharmacies to create safe spaces for those experiencing domestic abuse.

President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Sandra Gidley said: “Home is not a safe place for people experiencing domestic abuse.

“Victims of abuse need support to help stay safe which is why the UK SAYS NO MORE initiative to create safe spaces in nominated pharmacies is so important.

“During the pandemic, when options for victims are even more limited than usual, pharmacies can provide the safe environment needed to get support. The trust that the public have in pharmacies make them an ideal place to access help and take a step away from harm towards a better future.

“It’s as simple as making your consultation room available for a phone call to the relevant agency who can help. A quick, simple action which could literally save a life.

“The RPS fully supports this campaign and would encourage other pharmacies to take part and become a safe space for those experiencing domestic abuse.”

You can become a Safe Space today.

Simply follow the steps on uksaysnomore.org/safespaces and email [email protected]  to notify them that you have become a Safe Space.

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