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Domestic abuse is on the rise at the moment due to stress, lack of escape and people to talk to

Hampshire Police have a list of outside agencies that people can confide in and get a link to, which are recommended by the Coordinator of our Crime information sharing WhatsApp group, who is a former Police Officer. See below.


The Home Office has launched a new ‘Abuse Codeword Scheme’ that provides a simple and discreet way for people experiencing domestic abuse to signal that they need help and to access support.

By “asking for ANI” (short for Action Needed Immediately) at participating pharmacies nationwide, people will be offered a private space where a trained pharmacy worker can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as national or local domestic abuse helplines.

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‘Ask for ANI’

Ask for ANI - doemstic abuse