HPFT & Domestic Abuse Alliance Launch Event for the use of the WEPROTECT App into the NHS

In March 2023 Domestic Abuse Education spoke alongside the Domestic Abuse Alliance supporting the launch of their WEPROTECT app into Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), the first NHS Trust to do so, how amazing is that?! Here’s hoping many more will follow suit.

The free-to-use WEPROTECT mobile app enables instant victim referral to ensure that appropriate legal support is actioned without delay. WEPROTECT is already being used by frontline officers across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumbria and Sussex Police Forces, and by several IDVA services and charities across the UK who support victims of domestic abuse.

What role did Domestic Abuse Education play?

Domestic Abuse Education exists to help businesses better understand what domestic abuse really is, why it matters to a business and how they can support victims. Whilst the NHS feels like, and to a degree is, a symbol of the British culture at the core it is also a business. A business that will also employ people going through domestic abuse. In fact, nearly two million people in the UK each year, suffer some form of domestic abuse[1], equating to approximately 114,147 women and 78,003 men in Hertfordshire experiencing domestic abuse in their lifetime. [2]

Other speakers and attendees included: Lord-Lieutenant Voss of Hertfordshire, Rahmanara Chowdhury, Kenny Gibson, Vicki Symond & Izabela Baniulis.




[1] Safe Lives Website: About Domestic Abuse | Safe Lives.

[2] Pathways Project (hertssunflower.org)

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