Domestic Abuse Awareness and ‘Ask for Ani’

This week, the Government are launching their ‘codeword’ scheme to make it easier for people to ask for help at the pharmacy or supermarket. ‘Ask for Ani’ encourages people to say the codeword so that they can be taken to a private consultation room or safe place so that they then have the option to call the Police, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, or a local domestic abuse service.

We can all take action to become ‘Domestic Abuse Aware’ and prepare to respond effectively to a disclosure of domestic abuse.

We are running a series of webinars to discuss the ‘Ask for Ani’ scheme and to assist you with becoming ‘Domestic Abuse Aware’. These sessions will be approximately 45 minutes long and will cover, what the ‘Ask Ani’ scheme is, how you can effectively respond to a disclosure, who IDAS are and the services we provide, and we will also allow time to answer your questions.

We are running a number of these to make is as easy as possible for our partners and other professionals to attend. Please do share this information widely.

The dates are as follows:

January 26 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

January 27 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

February 2 | 7:30 am – 8:30 am

February 3 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Upcoming Training can be found here: