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End violence against women and girls

Buckinghamshire Council is working to end violence against women and girls and domestic abuse. We want to raise awareness of violence against women and girls, the support that is available and how you can help.

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Violence against women and girls must end.

  • 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime
  • 1 in 5 women experience stalking in their lifetime
  • 1 in 35 women were raped or sexually assaulted in the last 12 months
  • 71% of women say they’ve experienced sexual harassment in public

White Ribbon Day 2022

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.

This year, White Ribbon Day coincides with the FIFA World Cup so the theme is #TheGoal – 'all men can join the team to end violence against women and girls - that's #TheGoal'. Whether you're a football fan or not there has never been a better time to unite as a team to stop violence.

Find out more about White Ribbon Day 2022.

Buckinghamshire Council supports White Ribbon Day and is asking you to join the team to end violence and ‘give violence the red card’. We encourage everyone to make the White Ribbon Promise to never use, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women.


White Ribbon Day in Buckinghamshire

Let’s stand together and speak up.

Find out how you can help end violence and make the White Ribbon Day promise.

The council is working in partnership with Thames Valley Police to deliver 16 days of action.

Buckinghamshire Swan Envoy’s, Martin McElhatton OBE and April Benson, CEO, Women’s Aid Aylesbury are also supporting the council’s activity, which includes:

  • a flag-raising event
  • promoting the Safe Place and Ask for Angela schemes
  • providing guidance about personal safety in the community

Buckinghamshire Champions Network

Domestic abuse champions help victims get effective, consistent and comprehensive support. This increases identification of domestic abuse and reduces the proportion of repeat incidents and the impact on those experiencing domestic abuse.

Being part of the Buckinghamshire Champions Network ensures we give the best possible support to those suffering from domestic violence and abuse in Buckinghamshire.

Find out more about the role of a Champion and training available on the Reducing the Risk website.

How to report abuse

If you are in immediate danger:

  • call the police on 999
  • contact 18000 if you are a textphone user
  • text the police on 999 (but you must be registered for the emergencySMS service)

If you are not able to speak on the telephone, call the police on your mobile

phone using 999, then press 55 to get help through the silent solution system.

Report abuse that is not an emergency

If the situation is not an emergency:

Get help and support

On our website you can find support services for:

violence against women and girls

Victims First

Victims First provides support to all victims of crime or abuse regardless of the crime, when it took place or whether or not they've chosen to report it to the police.

You can contact Victims First by:

Support for young people and their families

SAFE supports children and families who have been affected by crime or domestic abuse.

How to delete your web history

Others can see the websites you visit on a computer or mobile device by looking through your web browser’s history.

If you’re worried about someone knowing that you’ve visited this webpage you can clear the web history and empty the cache file of saved information to remove traces of your visit from the device.

Find out below how to clear your browser history.

Google Chrome App - Android/ IO - Apple

  1. Open the Chrome app
  2. In the top right corner tap ‘...’ the 3 dots
  3. Click ‘History’
  4. Tap ‘Clear browsing data…’
  5. Tap next to ‘Time range’ to select how much history you want to delete
  6. Check ‘Browsing ’ Check any other data you want to delete
  7. Tap ‘Clear data’ or ‘Clear browsing data’

Chrome – Windows/ Mac computer

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click ‘…’ 3 dots top right of browser
  3. Click ‘History’ or Ctrl + Shift +T
  4. Click ‘Clear browsing data’
  5. Select the time range you want to delete e.g 24 hours
  6. Select the types of information you want to remove
  7. Click 'Clear data'


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click book icon from bottom menu
  3. Click clock icon
  4. Click ‘clear’


  1. Click ‘…’ 3 dots top right of browser
  2. Click ‘History’ or Ctrl + H
  3. Click ‘Clear browsing data’
  4. Select the time range you want to delete e.g 24 hours
  5. Select the types of information you want to remove
  6. Click 'Clear data'

For further information and other browsers please see the Thames Valley Police website.

The council is working in partnership with Thames Valley Police to deliver 16 days of action, running from 25 November (UN International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).